Raje concedes defeat, promises to work as ‘constructive oppn’

Raje concedes defeat, promises to work as ‘constructive oppn’

Jaipur: Conceding defeat, outgoing Rajasthan Chief Minister and BJP leader Vasundhara Raje on Monday said she accepted the mandate and promised to work as a “constructive opposition".

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/Content/Videos/2008-12-09/0812_BJP Election Results_Pkg_MINT_TV.flvb1a2ce98-c53b-11dd-b795-000b5dabf636.flv“I respect the mandate of the five-and-a-half crore people of the state. We will play the role of a constructive opposition and will not allow any hurdles in the development of Rajasthan," she said while talking to reporters following the poll results.

Raje, however, claimed credit for nurturing the state into one of the most developed states, from being one of the most backward when she came to power.

The saffron party leader said her government had carried out a lot of development work and implemented all the programmes announced by her.

Asked the reason for her party’s defeat, she said an analysis will be done at the party level.

The BJP in Rajasthan has convened a meeting of its newly elected MLAs tomorrow.

The 78 legislators were asked to meet at the party headquarters here, party state vice-president Arun Chaturvedi said.

In the 200-member assembly, Congress bagged 96 seats, while BJP lagged behind with 78. The BSP won six, Independents secured 14 seats while others accounted for six, including one of the Samajwadi Party.

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