BJP fights back growing chorus for Raje's resignation

BJP fights back growing chorus for Raje's resignation

BJP today fought back against the growing chorus for Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's resignation, claiming that the details of the matter involving her help to tainted former IPL boss Lalit Modi were yet not clear and nor was the authenticity of the documents carrying her purported signature.

In an indication that the party may back the beleaguered leader, its spokespersons went on the offensive, questioning the authenticity of the documents and Raje too broke her silence with her office terming media reports as "untrue" which were aimed at "harming her politically".

"What is the impropriety in the case of Raje? These are only some documents. Their authenticity is yet to be proved. Did she testify before any court and before a judge? Has the UK government said anything?" party spokesperson Sambit Patra said in her defence.

He also played up the family relations between Raje and the former IPL Commissioner to suggest that she might have helped him.

"Even if we presume the documents to be true, we know that they had family relations".
BJP Secretary Shrikant Sharma hit out at Congress for leveling "baseless allegations" against Raje and claimed the opposition party was acting out of "frustration".

Raje, who led BJP to a landslide victory in Assembly election in 2013 and then delivered all 25 Rajasthan Lok Sabha seats to the party kitty in 2014 elections, also said the reports being broadcast by some channels are "far away from the truth."

"Some channels are broadcasting reports which are far away from the truth... Please do not run reports based on untruth and unsubstantiated information aimed at harming the chief minister politically and maligning her image," her media adviser said in a statement.
The Congress and the AAP intensified their demand for the resignation of Raje as Chief Minister by holding protests in the national capital.

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