Embattled Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today attended a NITI Aayog deliberation here but left the capital without meeting either Prime Minister Narendra Modi or BJP chief Amit Shah.
Raje, who has been facing mounting opposition pressure to quit in connection with the ‘Lalitgate’, arrived at around 9:30 AM and left the city after spending close to four hours. Party sources were tight-lipped on whether the Rajasthan Chief Minister had sought any appointment to meet either the Prime Minister or the party President.
Last night, after a meeting between Modi and Shah, party sources indicated that the top leadership of the party had accepted Raje’s defence in the controversy.
Yesterday, Rajasthan BJP refuted all the allegations being leveled at her, saying that the document which she signed in support of Modi’s immigration application to the UK government was never produced in court as she had backed out of it later.
The state unit of the party also claimed that Modi’s investment in the chain of hotels owned by her son was legal and had been disclosed to authorities.