With her fate hanging in balance, Vasundhara Raje, who has been defying a party direction to resign as Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan Assembly, today said she never thought of floating a separate party and invoked the contribution of her mother Vijaya Raje to BJP.
“I have neither made any adverse comments nor any statement against BJP or its leader or thought of floating any party,” the former chief minister said, adding she was hurt by the “untrue” statements being attributed to her against the BJP, which was nurtured by “blood and sweat” of her mother.
In a statement issued after a three-hour meeting with six MLAs at her residence, Raje said, “The party whose founder was my mother, the party which was nurtured by her blood and sweat to strengthen it and her life’s every moment was spent for party’s interest and ideological thought, for that mother-like BJP, manipulated and untrue statements are being attributed to me. I am hurt by it”.
“In politics I have my mother as my idol...I have reached to this height after sharing public grievances in last 20 years,” she was quoted as saying in the statement signed by her media advisor Mahendra Bhardwaj.
Accusing TV news channel of distorting facts, Raje said, “It is surprising and disappointing that some electronic media channels were showing news that are baseless and beyond truth.
“Without talking to me or taking even a byte...the way some electronic media aired news, is not believable.”
“A section of electronic media is misleading public by tarnishing my image,” she alleged.