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Vasundhara Raje rejects reports of her quitting BJP

October 19, 2012 19:03 IST

Leader of the Opposition in Rajasthan assembly Vasundhara Raje on Friday dubbed as "misleading and baseless" media reports that she is likely to quit Bharatiya Janata Party and float her own party before assembly elections are held in the state in 2013.

In a statement circulated by the BJP headquarters in New Delhi in Raje's name, the leader said there is no need for her to give a clarification on her and her family's relations with the party. She termed the news report a "political conspiracy" on the part of Congress and some selfish individuals.

"They want to harm my image by getting published such misleading and baseless reports against me in the media. I have the love and blessings of the people of Rajasthan. So, I am not going to get perturbed by such reports and neither are such reports going to break a strong party like BJP," Raje said in the statement.

Referring to the newspaper which carried this report, the BJP leader said "it is unfortunate that such a reputed newspaper has joined hands with such people to carry this report which is contemptous".

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