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Loyalists rally behind Vasundhara Raje, demand she be made BJP's CM face

She's currently a national vice-president in the BJP and holds an office traditionally regarded as "ornamental", unlike the post of general secretary

Vasundhara Raje | rajasthan | Bharatiya Janata Party

Radhika Ramaseshan  |  New Delhi 

Vasundhara Raje, Narendra Modi
Of the 92 members in the Rajasthan BJP executive committee, only 14 Raje adherents were inducted

An early sign of unrest in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) unit was spotted in December 2020. The cheerleaders of banded and floated an eponymous Samartak Manch (support front), raising a single demand: She be declared the chief ministerial candidate, although the state elections are only in 2023. She’s currently a vice-president in the BJP and holds an office traditionally regarded as “ornamental”, unlike the post of general secretary.



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First Published: Sun, February 21 2021. 19:32 IST