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Vasundhara Raje to lead BJP for Rajasthan elections

Posted on Feb 03, 10:26AM | IBNS

Jaipur, Feb 2 : Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will lead the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming assembly elections in the state, the right-wing Hindu nationalist outfit announced on Saturday.

Raje has been appointed as the BJP's chief ministerial candidate and the new president of the party's Rajasthan unit, party president Rajnath Singh said in New Delhi.

Raje thanked the party for the decision saying, "I welcome the party's decision. BJP is a family. We all have to be together. Everyone has a role to play. We will all strengthen the party in Rajasthan."

The decision came following a meeting of the top brass of the BJP in New Delhi where they agreed on choosing Raje for the job.

Raje, who was the chief minister of Rajasthan from 2003 to 2008, had lost in the last state elections to Congress party's Ashok Gehlot.