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Updated: August 17, 2009 22:18 IST

Raje not to quit for "now"

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Exploiting the lack of a deadline for her resignation, BJP leader Vasundhara Raje's supporters today indicated that she may not be quitting her position as Leader of the Opposition in the Rajasthan Assembly immediately.

The party, however, said in Delhi that there was no crisis in Rajasthan and Raje has accepted the party's decision that she should step down. "She will take the appropriate decision at an appropriate time," BJP spokesman Prakash Javdekar told reporters.

A day after the BJP Parliament Board met and endorsed the Core Group decision asking her to quit her post in the Assembly following defeat in the Assembly and Parliament elections but without setting any deadline, 16 leaders, including 6 MLAs, supporting her met at Raje's residence.

"Since the BJP President Rajnath Singh has himself not given any time limit for Raje to abide by his direction (to resign), the Leader of the Opposition is not resigning for now, and would call a BJP Legislative Party Meeting between August 19 and August 26," Gyandeo Ahuja told reporters today after the meeting.

He said the party was preparing for cooperative bodies polls in Rajasthan slated for August 19 and an upcoming brief session of Assembly.

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