Raje may not resign for now, say her supporters

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Jaipur, Aug17 (ANI): The crisis within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over Vasundhara Raje's resignation as Leader of Opposition in the Rajasthan Assembly deepened on Monday with her supporters saying that she may not resign for now.

According to Raje's supporters, she would call a meeting of the legislature party by August 26 to decide on the issue.

According to sources, Raje's supporters decided against her stepping down.

Raje's close aide Gyandeo Ahuja said "Since the party president, Rajnath Singh has himself not given any time limit for Raje to concede to his direction, she is not resigning for now, and would call a legislative party meeting between August 19 and August 26."

Ahuja also said as the party is preparing for the election of cooperative societies in the state, slated for August 19, Assembly's session also scheduled to meet briefly, there was no question of Raje quitting the post.

Ahuja clamed that Raje and her supporters were not going against the parliamentary board's directions and were following the direction.

Party president Rajnath Singh has expressed confidence that Raje would comply with the party's decision. (ANI)

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