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The royal effect

Much of Rajasthan BJP continues to refer to the State president Vasundhara Raje as ?Maharani? in deference to her Scindia lineage and marriage into the erstwhile royal family of Dholpur.

india Updated: Nov 04, 2003 17:39 IST

Much of Rajasthan BJP continues to refer to the State president Vasundhara Raje as ‘Maharani’ in deference to her Scindia lineage and marriage into the erstwhile royal family of Dholpur.

Raje, too, initially ran her office similarly, with a guard stationed outside, calling visitors with announcements of “… (so and so) haazir ho …”

By a coincidence, for her residence in Jaipur, she happened to take a bungalow off Queen’s Road. Her press conference on Monday was held at a hotel named Maharani Palace. The hall in which it was held was named Darbar.