Raje meets governor, stakes claim to form govt

BJP's chief ministerial candidate Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday met Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva and staked claim to form the government following her party’s massive victory in the Assembly polls. 

 

Raje was accompanied by the party MLA Gulabchand Kataria and party secretary Bhupendra Yadav.
The meeting lasted for a few minutes, Raj Bhawan sources said. ­The swearing in ceremony will take place on December 13 at 11.30 at Amrutom ka Bagh in Jaipur, said party sources. 

BJP national president Rajnath Singh and prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi are among those invited to the ceremony.

On Monday night, the newly elected MLAs of the BJP unanimously chose Raje as their leader. She was projected as the chief ministerial candidate during the elections.

BJP secured a three fourth majority, the biggest ever victory,   in the 200-member Rajasthan Assembly. Congress could manage just 21 seats.

Congress had won 96 seats in the 2008 Assembly polls when it had wrested power from Raje while BJP had 78 seats.

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