Rajasthan BJP Backs Raje Even as High Command Issues Gag Order

Rajasthan BJP backed Raje saying there was no need for a resignation and that she has already clarified her stand.

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. (Photo: Reuters)

Rajasthan Health Minister Rajendra Rathore rejected demands for the resignation of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday over the Lalit Modi controversy.

The entire BJP be it at the Centre or the state are with her. She has been leading us and will continue to do so. The entire legislature party is standing strongly with her. Our leadership is standing by her.
– Rajendra Rathore, Rajasthan Health Minister

“The question of her resignation does not arise. There is no need to give a resignation,” Rathore said.

But when asked about the allegations of the purported “secret” backing for Lalit Modi’s immigration plea in London, he said, “whatever she had to say and whatever information she had she had already said in a brief statement (on Tuesday)“.

He reiterated the answer when asked about Raje’s son Dushyant Singh’s involvement with Lalit Modi.

The minister’s defence of Raje comes even as the party high command is said to have gagged its spokespersons from commenting on Raje.

(With inputs from PTI)

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