JAIPUR, Dec. 12, 2023 (TBINN)
Suspense over who will be the new chief minister of Rajasthan is likely to end today Evening with a Bhartiya Janta Party Legislature Party’s meeting scheduled to be held at 4 P.M. today.
State general secretary of B.J.P. and M.L.A. Bhajanlal Sharma said the meeting will take place at the party’s state headquarters in the presence of B.J.P. central observer Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and two co-observers, national vice president Saroj Pandey and national general secretary Vinod Tawde. He said all newly elected M.L.A.s have been asked to compulsorily attend the meeting.
The announcement of chief minister will be made in the meeting. Former chief minister Vasundhara Raje and Union ministers Arjun Ram Meghwal, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Ashwini Vaishnaw are said to be among the front-runners for the chief minister’s post in Rajasthan, one of the three states that B.J.P. won in the recent elections.
The B.J.P. won 115 seats out of 199 that went to polls. Polling was postponed in one constituency due to the death of a candidate.
Several B.J.P. M.L.A.s have called on former chief minister Raje in recent days in what was seen as a show of support, amid speculations the party may spring a surprise this time. She also met party leaders in Delhi. However, the party leaders including Rajendra Rathore, who lost the elections, said there is no tradition of show of strength in B.J.P. Yesterday, he said that M.L.A.s go to meet senior leaders to exchange wishes and it should not be seen in that sense only and asserted that all B.J.P. leaders in the state are united.