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Updated: May 7, 2012 01:15 IST

54 MLAs loyal to Vasundhara offer to quit

Mohammed Iqbal
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Rajasthan Leader of Opposition and former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. File photo.
Rajasthan Leader of Opposition and former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. File photo.

A day after BJP leader Vasundhara Raje threatened to resign following differences over the proposed march of State party leader Gulabchand Kataria, 54 of the 79 party MLAs in Rajasthan offered to quit in her support, intensifying the feud and exposing the battle for the chief ministerial candidature for the 2013 Assembly elections.

The MLAs gathered at Ms. Raje's Civil Lines residence here on Sunday and submitted their resignations to her, amid reports that BJP president Nitin Gadkari has called a meeting in New Delhi for Monday.

Ms. Raje, who is Leader of the Opposition, had taken exception to Mr. Kataria's plan to take out a “Jan Jagaran Yatra” in southern Rajasthan and sent out signals that anyone other than her being projected as the BJP's chief ministerial face was not acceptable to her. The supporters raised slogans expressing solidarity with her and many of the MLAs described her as the leader with a stature “taller than that of the party.”

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from:  mahesh
Posted on: May 7, 2012 at 13:35 IST

Obviously she is the unquestionable leadaer in Rajastan and if party wish to return to power in forthcoming election resolve this issue before taking further serious which could causes irrepairabel damages in the wake of near future approaching state election. Party central leadership should support the regional leaders where party is in ruling and siting in opposition in view of parliamentary election. If party commands stronghold in its ruling independently and coalition earns maximum number of MP's helps to form government under it leadership in center. Party has to learn lessons from UP election due to lack of importance and failed in utilizing local/regional leaders allowed it to accept less than earlier number of legislators in the current assembly. In most of party ruling states regional leaders were very strong either it may in Karnataka or Gujarat. Before untoward things to be taken place central leaders handle and manage this issue in a tactful way that party should not suffer.

Posted on: May 7, 2012 at 12:17 IST

Nothing less than a tough central leadership and complete reorganisation is required in BJP

from:  akhil
Posted on: May 7, 2012 at 12:02 IST

BJP today lacks a central leadership. Gadkari was roped in to manage BJP in a corporate way.He has tried very well,but a party like BJP is like 50 horses running in all different directions but it is still beaten by INC because Congress has 49 running in a same direction on the orders of 1 MADAM.

from:  akhil
Posted on: May 7, 2012 at 11:59 IST

This is absurdity, the game of one upmanship between leaders of 2 factions of BJP is to ensure that their respective leaders become the next chief ministerial candidate. Somewhere along the road , the politicians seem to have forgotten that it is eventually going to be the voter's choice and if they do not mend their ways they might as well sit in the opposition benches.Politicians please do not take the voters for granted. you will be only writing your obituary if you do so.

from:  krishnan
Posted on: May 7, 2012 at 11:55 IST

Good - That she quits and forms her own party, she is capable to win the elections on her own as she has been repeatedly given such nonsense by incapable people who have got important positions by virtue of being a puppet only. BJP is going the congress way of having puppets over real leaders whom they see as a threat , they want real leaders to win them elections and then they impose such incapablke puppets who can dance to their tunes and do all the wrong things for them. Congress has got what it deserved by doing such acts and now BJP is also heading towards the same fate. VASUNDHARA SHUD QUIT AND FORM HER OWN PARTY LIKE MAMTA BANERJEE instead of working for an undeserving party and corrupt high command.

from:  saad warsi
Posted on: May 7, 2012 at 10:29 IST

and I thought BJP is different.

from:  Piyush
Posted on: May 7, 2012 at 09:53 IST

While an ordinary man is ashamed at these bickerings within BJP, the political leaders are enjoying the game at the cost of the nation failed to render a better administration. Strictly speaking, leadership is considered based on the support gained through MLAs and MPs and everyone must fall in line with the majority support. All these events indicate the installation that UPA-III in 2014 ?

from:  Vyas K Susarla
Posted on: May 7, 2012 at 09:31 IST

To stop such atrocious subversion of Democracy, I propose the following: Anyone who resigns an elected office prior to the completion of a full term, will also forgo the right the contest again for that office. It's only fair since there are plenty other people in a country as populated as India and it puts a price on such resignations.

from:  Neel
Posted on: May 6, 2012 at 22:16 IST

This blackmailing tactics employed by Ms. Raje looks like appraisal going bad for an employee who is now threatening to quit. All she wants is coveted seat of chief minister. These days, people are so eccentric & lack humility in their nature. Totally a game of one upmanship. Bad politics!

from:  Debashish Sarkar
Posted on: May 6, 2012 at 20:53 IST

In a democratic country like India its very unfortunate to elect a genuine candidate like T.N.Sheshan or S.Y.Quraishi undisputedly even after seeing their life-long contribution to the nation. In the last presidential elections the candidature of Mr. Kalam was more radiating than not only Ms. Patil but also than most of them who dignified this post. In a scenario where Mr. Mukherjee is the real trouble-shooter of not only Congress but also as a whole UPA. Definitely it will not be in the favour of the democracy like ours. Since the recognition of a face for the most honourable post of the country needs the approval of centre, so its quite unfortunate for Mr. Quraishi to gather the confidence of those voters whom he has sacked for fair elections. Its the reward of serving country in best possible manner. I believe he must be contented at least even if he is not proposed for the contest weeks ahead.

from:  S K Nirgun
Posted on: May 6, 2012 at 19:47 IST

Though the real intention is not clear, there is no reason for anybody to object the projecting oneself as capable of leading the party by Mr.Kataria. In a democracy the seat of chief Minister is not reserved for any particular candidate unless the the Royal mindset is not yet mitigated.

from:  shanthanu
Posted on: May 6, 2012 at 18:51 IST
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