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Vasundhara Raje to be BJP's chief ministerial candidate for Rajasthan Assembly Election

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nabanita Chakorborty | Updated on: 22 Jul 2018, 03:06:39 PM
Raje to be BJP's chief ministerial candidate for next election (Photo Source: PTI)

New Delhi:

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday said that Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will be the party’s chief ministerial candidate in the upcoming Rajasthan Assembly Elections.

Raje will again become the chief minister with a thumping majority, Shah added while addressing the concluding session of the BJP's state working committee meeting in Jaipur.

The BJP chief asked party workers to remain dedicated and work hard to ensure that the BJP retains power in the state and also wins the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, according to a press statement.

Shah said the welfare schemes launched by the Raje government have been appreciated across the country and suggested that party workers should base the election campaign on them.

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Raje exuded confidence that the party will get more seats this year than in the last assembly elections and will also win all the 25 Lok Sabha seats in 2019, the statement said.

The working committee meeting began on Friday while Shah reached Jaipur on Saturday to address the concluding session.

Shah also attended a function in the city for the wedding of Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar.

Addressing a separate meeting of the Rajasthan BJP's social media cell, Shah said the party's cyber warriors would set the agenda of the elections.

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The BJP chief asked them to take the work done by the central and state governments among the masses through social media.

During his meetings, Shah accused the Congress of playing "negative politics".

(With inputs from PTI)

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First Published : 22 Jul 2018, 02:56:31 PM