Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

BJP to go into UP elections without naming CM candidate

Narada Desk | October 18, 2016 8:50 am Print
State BJP President Keshav Prasad Maurya told reporters in Bareilly that the BJP will contest the assembly elections on the issues of development and poor law and order in Uttar Pradesh
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP chief Amit Shah during BJP Parliamentary Board Meeting in New Delhi, on May 19, 2016. (Photo: IANS)

With assembly polls just round the corner, Bharatiya Janata Party state unit on Monday announced the party will contest the 2017 assembly elections without announcing a chief ministerial candidate.

State BJP President Keshav Prasad Maurya told reporters in Bareilly that the BJP will contest the assembly elections on the issues of development and poor law and order in Uttar Pradesh.

“All political parties are waiting for the chief ministerial candidate of BJP… It is clear policy of our party that we will contest the Assembly elections without projecting anyone as our CM candidate,” he told reporters in Bareilly.

“BJP had projected CM faces in Assam and Delhi Assembly polls… While we succeeded in the former, we lost the latter… We fought Haryana and Jharkhand without projecting any CM candidate and won,” Maurya said.

He said there were many occasions in the past when the BJP did not name a chief ministerial candidate and fought the polls on various issues.

 

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