Congress troubled with leadership issue in Rajasthan-Naqvi

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Jaipur, Nov 24 (UNI) The BJP today held that the Opposition Congress failed to declare its Chief Ministerial candidate ahead of the Assembly polls in Rajasthan due to internal tussle and differences over the issue of leadership.

Talking to reporters here today, BJP Vice President M A Naqvi said the rival party was a divided house over the leadership issue as a number of leaders had been staking their claims for the top slot in the legislature party.

He said former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot was not acceptable in all sections and the party high command aware of the situation, had intentionally avoided the selection of Chief Ministerial candidate.

Contrary to this, the BJP had already declared Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje its Chief Ministerial candidate.

Mr Naqvi, quoting internal surveys conducted by the party, claimed that the BJP was set to form new government in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi after the ensuing assembly elections.

''Our party has also improved its position in Mizoram and Jammu and Kashmir too'', the BJP leader added.

He also reiterated party's stand over the terrorism issue and condemned the UPA Government at the Centre and the Congress-led Maharashtra Government for ''victimizing and defaming'' Hindu Saints and religious outfits specifically in reference to the Malegaon blast.

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