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Vasundhara Raje meets Nadda

Taking stock: BJP national president J.P. Nadda with former Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje. File   | Photo Credit: PTI

Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has met BJP national president J.P. Nadda a week before the convening of the Rajasthan Assembly at a time when Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot’s government is facing internal strife.

Sources confirmed that Ms. Raje met Mr. Nadda and BJP general secretary (organisation) on Thursday and Friday and discussed the situation in the State.

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Ms. Raje has so far maintained a diplomatic silence over the internal revolt in the Congress and accusations by that party that the BJP was in cahoots with rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot to destabilise the Gehlot government.

Senior leaders of the party in the know of the situation said Ms. Raje and Mr. Nadda discussed affairs related to the State politics and that the exercise was aimed at being on the same page as far as party moves were concerned.

State leaders played down the meeting. “Ms Raje is a national vice president of The BJP and her meeting with the party president is an organic occurrence,” said State BJP chief Satish Poonia told The Hindu.

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The Congress had alleged that Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat was active in fomenting trouble for the State government although he has vehemently denied the accusation.

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Congress MLAs are holed up in a resort in Jaisalmer for the time being.

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