Rajnath Singh, not Nitin Gadkari to be BJP President as script changes at last moment


4.45 PM: BJP "corrects" statement, replaces 're-election' with "election"

5 PM: Chief Electoral Officer Thawarchand Gehlot reveals Yashwant Sinha might contest

7 PM: BJP brass goes into huddle in Delhi

9 PM: Rajnath is informed

10 PM: Gadkari announces he is pulling out. Gen Secy (Org) Ram Lal visits Rajnath at home. BJP parliamentary board meets at 9.30 am on Wednesday

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