Amid suspense regarding the Bharatiya Janata Party's selection for the Chief Minister post in Rajasthan, a group of newly elected BJP MLAs gathered at the Civil Lines residence of former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Sunday.
The BJP is yet to announce the legislature party meeting, where the leader, and subsequently the chief minister, will be chosen. According to party sources, nearly 10 MLAs, including Ajay Singh and Babu Singh, met with Raje at her residence.
Raje, a two-time chief minister, is considered one of the leading contenders for the CM post. This meeting follows a series of interactions earlier in the week when several BJP MLAs, on Monday and Tuesday, convened with Raje. These gatherings were perceived as a demonstration of political strength. Raje also had discussions with BJP President JP Nadda during her recent visit to Delhi.
To oversee the legislature party meeting, the BJP has appointed three observers, including Union Minister Rajnath Singh. The party is yet to announce the official date for the meeting.
In the assembly election results declared on November 30, the BJP secured 115 seats, while the Congress secured 69 seats out of the 199 seats contested on November 25. The election in Karanpur, where it was adjourned due to the demise of the Congress candidate, is scheduled for January 5, with results expected on January 8.