Vasundhara Raje to take oath as Rajasthan CM on Dec 13

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Jaipur, Dec 10: Vasundhara Raje, the BJP's chief minister-elect in Rajasthan, will be sworn-in Dec 13. She met Governor Margaret Alva Tuesday and staked claim to form the government in the state.

This would be second time that Raje is to be the chief minister of the state. Her first chief ministerial stint in the desert state was from 2003 to 2008.

The BJP legislature party Monday unanimously elected Vasundhara Raje as its leader. She is also the president of the party's state unit.

This will be Vasundhara Raje's second stint as Rajasthan CM

"Raje met Governor Margaret Alva at the Governor House today (Tuesday) in the morning and staked claim to form government. She was accompanied by senior leaders like Gulab Chand Kataria, Onkar Singh Lakhawat and Bhawani Singh Rajawat," said a senior BJP leader.

The BJP Sunday recorded a thumping victory in Rajasthan, ending five years of the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress rule.

BJP candidates were declared elected in 162 of Rajasthan's 199 constituencies where elections were held. In Churu constituency, polling has been postponed to Dec 13 due to death of a Bahujan Samaj Party candidate.

In 2003, Raje was sworn-in as the chief minister along with eight cabinet ministers and one minister of state.

This time, over half a dozen senior leaders are also likely to join in as the members of her new cabinet.

The oath taking ceremony is likely to be held on Janpath near the state assembly and senior BJP leaders, including its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, are expected to attend the ceremony.

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Rajasthan BJP President Vasundhara Raje talks to the media after a meeting at the party office in Jaipur on Monday, a day after the party's landslide victory in the Assembly elections.

In Jaipur

Rajasthan BJP President Vasundhara Raje is greeted by senior leader Arun Jaitley and Amit Shah during a meeting at the party office in Jaipur on Monday, a day after the party's landslide victory in the Assembly elections.

In Jaipur

Rajasthan BJP President Vasundhara Raje with senior leader Arun Jaitley during a meeting at the party office in Jaipur on Monday, a day after the party's landslide victory in the Assembly elections.

In Jaipur

BJP Rajasthan president Vasundhara Raje alongwith senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley arrives at party office in Jaipur on Monday. BJP registered a landslide victory in the just concluded assembly elections.

In Jaipur

Rajasthan BJP President Vasundhara Raje is greeted by a supporter at her Civil Lines residence in Jaipur on Monday, a day after the party's landslide victory in the Assembly elections.

In Jaipur

Rajasthan BJP President Vasundhara Raje accepts greetings of supporters at her Civil Lines residence in Jaipur on Monday, a day after the party's landslide victory in the Assembly elections.

In Jaipur

Rajasthan BJP President Vasundhara Raje accepts greetings of supporters at her Civil Lines residence in Jaipur on Monday, a day after the party's landslide victory in the Assembly elections.

In Jaipur

BJP Rajsthan President Vasundhara Raje addresses supporters after party's win in the Rajasthan assembly polls, in Jaipur on Sunday.

In Jaipur

Rajasthan BJP president Vasundhara Raje in a joyous mood after the victory of BJP in the State Assembly elections in Jaipur on Sunday.

In Jaipur

BJP Rajsthan President Vasundhara Raje addresses supporters after party's win in the Rajasthan assembly polls, in Jaipur on Sunday.

In Jaipur

Rajasthan BJP President Vasundhara Raje waves to supporters on her arrival at Sanganer Airport in Jaipur on Sunday. BJP secured a landslide victory in Rajasthan.

IANS

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