BJP renominates Vasundhara Raje as CM candidate in Rajasthan

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will be the BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in the upcoming Assembly elections in the State, party president Amit Shah said on July 21.

The Assembly election will be contested under her leadership and she will again become the Chief Minister with a thumping majority, he said at the concluding session in Jaipur of the BJP’s State working committee meeting.

Amit Shah asked party workers to remain dedicated and work hard to ensure that the BJP retains power in Rajasthan and also wins the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, according to a press statement.

Shah said the welfare schemes launched by the Raje government have been appreciated across the country and suggested that party workers should base the election campaign on them.

Raje exuded confidence that the party will get more seats this year than in the last assembly elections, and will also win all the 25 Lok Sabha seats in 2019, the statement said.

The working committee meeting began yesterday but Shah came to Jaipur today to address the concluding session.

Suman Sharma, chairperson of the state commission for women, told reporters that Shah gave a “clear message” that Raje will be the party’s chief ministerial face.

MLA Ashok Parnami said Shah urged that every BJP worker should dedicate 18 hours a day for the party for the next few months. “The party workers are full of energy and fully charged,” Parnami said.

State Housing and Urban Development minister Shrichand Kriplani claimed the BJP will get than 180 of the 200 assembly seats in the elections due later this year.

Raje, party’s state chief Madan Lal Saini and others welcomed Shah at the Sanganer airport.

A large number of party workers were present outside the airport and six other points on way to Totuka Bhawan, where meetings were scheduled, to give Shah a warm welcome.

Makeshift platforms were set up at Jawahar circle, World Trade Park, Shiksha Sankul, Gandhi circle, JDA circle and Trimurti circle to welcome the BJP president whose caravan was being escorted by police.

Shah addressed the valedictory session of the party’s state executive committee meeting and later held meetings with MPs, MLAs, social media volunteers, district presidents and core committee and election campaigning committee.