New Delhi, Aug 14: Former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday, Aug 13 refused to resign as the leader of Opposition leader of Rajasthan as insisted by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh.
Raje denied having received any communication from the BJP high command directing her to resign on moral grounds following the BJP defeats in the assembly
She said, "I have been the chief minister of the state for five years and I do not want to leave the state in such trying times," she said.
Eariler, Raje faultfinders including BJP President Rajnath Singh insisted that she should resign for the defeats in elections and for Gujjar agitation that took more than 70 lives.
Meanwhile, a group of 45 Rajasthan BJP MLAs supporting Vasundhara Raje on Friday, Aug 14 met party president Rajnath Singh in a bid to pressurize him against the high command's decision to remove her from the post of leader of opposition in the assembly.