Vasundhara Raje to be BJP’s chief ministerial candidate for Rajasthan elections, says Amit Shah
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Vasundhara Raje to be BJP’s chief ministerial candidate for Rajasthan elections, says Amit Shah

Rajasthan goes to polls later this year while Lok Sabha elections are slated for early next year.

jaipur Updated: Jul 21, 2018 23:07 IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur
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Bharatiya Janta Party president Amit Shah with Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje during the closing ceremony of state working committee meeting, in Jaipur on Saturday. (PTI photo)

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah has said the upcoming Rajasthan elections will be fought under the leadership of chief minister Vasundhara Raje and she will be the chief minister if the party returns to power.

Sources said Shah announced this during his interaction with senior leaders at the state BJP working committee meeting in Jaipur on Saturday.

“The party will once again form governments in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh also,” Shah added, referring to other assembly elections to be held later this year.

Picking up from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi left, Shah also asked cadres and leaders in Rajasthan to work for 18 hours a day to ensure that the party’s “vijay rath (victory juggernaut)” keeps rolling on.

Rajasthan goes to polls later this year while Lok Sabha elections are slated for early next year.

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.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: Jul 21, 2018 23:06 IST