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BJP to pick Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan on Sunday

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

A month after the Assembly election results were announced, the BJP is set to pick the of Opposition in the new House.

said the party's national observer and Union Finance will hold a meeting with the newly elected legislators here on Sunday.

The poll results were announced on December 11.

After former Vasundhara Raje's recent appointment as the party's national vice president, for the post appear to be former home Gulab Chand Kataria, former parliamentary affairs minister and former assembly

Political observers said the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has advised the BJP national leadership against giving the post to Raje, saying this would be detrimental to the party's prospects in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

The BJP won 73 seats out of the 199 where elections were held last month, losing out to the which formed the government after winning 99 seats.

Party leaders said an effective opposition in the state assembly will strengthen the Bharatiya Janata Party's prospects in the

The Budget session of the state assembly is likely to be held in February.

The in the state revolved around Raje for the last 15 years. Her appointment at the party's central leadership now is being seen as an end of that phase.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 17:00 IST