Bhajanlal Sharma will be the new Chief Minister of Rajasthan. Mr. Sharma was unanimously elected the leader of the BJP Legislative Party in a meeting held at BJP headquarters in Jaipur. Union Minister of Defense Affairs Rajnath Singh, Vinod Tawde, and Saroj Pandey were present in this meeting as observers.
Briefing the media after the meeting, Rajnath Singh said that former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje proposed the name of Mr. Sharma, which was seconded by senior MLAs Kirori Lal Meena and Madan Dilawar.
Mr. Sharma hails from Bharatpur and he has been elected MLA from Sanganer Assembly constituency for the first time. Mr. Sharma has been working as the State General Secretary for a long time. He also worked on various posts in the party.
Diya Kumari and Prem Chand Bairwa have been named as Deputy Chief Ministers. Ms. Diya Kumari is MLA from Vidyadhar Nagar of Jaipur while Mr. Bairwa is MLA from Dudu. MLA from Ajmer North Vasudev Devnani will be the Speaker of the Assembly.
After the legislature party meeting, Bhajan Lal Sharma and senior party leaders reached Raj Bhavan and met Governor Kalraj Mishra and claimed to form the government.