Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will be the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) chief-ministerial candidate in the upcoming assembly elections in the state, party president Amit Shah said.
"The assembly election will be contested under her leadership and she will again become the chief minister with a thumping majority," BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday at the BJPs state working committee meeting.
Shah asked party workers to remain dedicated and work hard to ensure that the BJP retains power in the state and also wins the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
He said the welfare schemes launched by the Raje government have been appreciated across the country and suggested that party workers should base the election campaign on them.Raje exuded confidence that the party will get more seats this year than in the last assembly elections, and will also win all the 25 Lok Sabha seats in 2019, a statement released by the BJP said.
Suman Sharma, chairperson of the state commission for women, told reporters that Shah gave a clear message that Raje will be the party's chief ministerial face.
MLA Ashok Parnami said Shah has urged every BJP worker to dedicate 18 hours a day for the party for the next few months.
Addressing a separate meeting of the Rajasthan BJPs social media cell, Shah said the party's cyber warriors would set the agenda for the elections.
He asked them to take the work done by the central and state governments among the masses through social media.