Jaipur: As the feud in Rajasthan BJP intensified, over 56 MLAs loyal to sulking leader Vasundhara Raje on Sunday offered to resign, but the party played down the crisis and her threat to quit the organisation.
56 BJP lawmakers and an independent MLA, who supports the party, submitted their resignation to Raje expressing confidence in her leadership in the state, party leaders said.
The lawmakers are now demanding that Raje be declared as "undisputed" chief ministerial candidate for next assembly polls, they said.
Along with the legislators, office bearers and members of the BJP Yuva Morcha also handed over their resignation, said a close aide of Raje. The party leaders began to arrive at Raje's official residence in civil lines since morning and shouted slogans in her support.
"The MLAs want undisputed leadership of Raje," legislator Bhawani Singh Rajawat told reporters outside Raje's residence. Besides Rajawat, Kiran Maheshwari, Rajpal Singh Shekhawat, Mohan Lal Gupta, Om Birla, Radheyshyam Ganganagar, Kalyan Singh, Prabhu Saini, Abdul Sageer Khan are among the MLAs who submitted their resignation to Raje, he said.
Kisan Morcha vice president Subhash Mehriya said that the the central leadership should announce Raje's name as the chief ministerial candidate in the assembly polls due next year.
"The office bearers of the morcha also submitted resignations to Raje in order to strengthen her," Morcha state president Sanwar Jat said.
At a meeting of the state party core committee on Saturday, Raje had said she would resign from the party's membership if Kataria did not withdraw his decision to take out the "Lok Jagran Yatrqa", after which Kataria announced not to go ahead with his proposed 28-day event.


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