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Vasundhara Raje meets Amit Shah to decide on Rajasthan BJP president

Raje met Amit Shah, general secretary (organization) Ramlal and other senior leaders including V Satish. The meeting went on for nearly four hours amid speculations that the name would be finalized during the meeting.

| Updated:
April 29, 2018 7:09 pm
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Former Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje.

Jaipur: Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje met BJP national president Amit to break the deadlock over the appointment of the president for the party’s state unit. The meeting which took place in Delhi on Thursday didn’t result in a consensus over a particular name. Raje and Amit Shah agreed that the name would be decided only after a consensus is reached between the state and the party high command.

Raje reached Delhi in a chopper around noon and met Amit Shah, general secretary (organization) Ramlal and other senior leaders including V Satish. The meeting went on for nearly four hours amid speculations that the name would be finalized immediately.

Sources said that the announcement has been postponed for a few days as a consensus could not be reached during the meeting.

Since Ashok Parnami stepped down as the Rajasthan BJP president nearly 10 days ago, many names have cropped up for the post including Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Om Birla, Srichand Kriplani and Arjun Ram Meghwal. Earlier it was reported that Gajendra Singh Shekhawat was the frontrunner for the post, but many in the state BJP were against his appointment as he didn’t fit in the caste equations.

Sources said that the party high command is likely to finalize a name before Karnataka assembly elections.

First published: April 27, 2018
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