A month after the Rajasthan Assembly election results were announced, the BJP is all set to decide the Leader of Opposition in the new House. BJP state president Madan Lal Saini said the party’s national observer and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will hold a meeting with the newly elected legislators in Jaipur on Sunday, January 13.
Arun Jaitly will address a meeting to churn upon the names of top listers and then decide the eligible one. Later, Mr. Jaitly likely to address a citizen summit at Durgapura Agri-culture institute.
The Budget session of the state assembly is likely to be held in February. Effective opposition in the state assembly will strengthen the Bharatiya Janata Party’s prospects not only in the LS elections but also in the parliamentary elections.
After former chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s recent appointment as the party’s national vice president, which is going to strengthen the party not only in Rajasthan but also at center. the front-runners for the post appear to be former home minister Gulab Chand Kataria, former parliamentary affairs minister Rajendra Rathore, and former assembly speaker Kailash Meghwal.
The BJP won 73 seats out of the 199 where elections were held last month, losing out to the Congress which formed the government after winning 99 seats.
The politics in the state revolved around Raje for the last 15 years. Former CM Raje had been the leader of the opposition in 2008-2013 sessions in Rajasthan state assembly.