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Vasundhara discusses organisational changes in Rajasthan BJP with Shah

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

and newly appointed met here today and deliberated upon likely organisational changes in the poll-bound state.

The meeting was held at Shah's official residence here and lasted for more than an hour. Organisation changes to strengthen the was its main agenda, party sources said.

During the meeting, the leaders also discussed the strategy for the upcoming assembly election in the state, they added.

Besides Raje and Saini, the BJP's Chandrasekhar and its (organisation) V Satish were present.

This was the first meeting between Raje and Shah after the appointment of the new

Last month, the appointment of Saini to the post of state was made after several rounds of meetings between Raje and Shah.

His appointment is being seen as a balancing act by the party leadership to avoid any political divide between two dominant castes of Jat and Rajput in the state.

Earlier, Shekhawat, who represents Rajasthan's Jodhpur parliamentary constituency, was tipped to be the state

Singh was the choice of the party's high command but there was a difference between Raje and Shah over his selection.

Raje wanted her loyalist as the state president. After rounds of discussions, the name of relatively low-profile Saini emerged as a consensus candidate.

Saini belongs to the caste, the same as and former

The ruling BJP is in direct fight with a resurgent in the state, and is facing uphill task of tackling anti-incumbency in the state.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 18:55 IST
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