BJP wants UP election to be held in Feb
Many party leaders do not want polls after the examinations as the leadership has not been able to assess the impact of demonetisation
In hope of cashing in on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's fresh earned goodwill for giving his nod to surgical strikes across the LoC and the recent demonetisation move, BJP wants the UP state elections to be held in mid-February, The Indian Express reported.
According to a report in the newspaper, UP Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UP school board) has also written to the Election Commission that the examinations would be held between February 18 and March 22.
BJP sources told Indian Express the party’s state unit wants the election in January-February and has conveyed the same the national leadership as it would be “most beneficial”. Many party leaders do not want polls after the examinations as the leadership has not been able to assess the impact of demonetisation.
“The state party unit is of the view that if the elections are held before the board exams, we will sweep the polls because the popularity of Modiji and the appreciation for the measures taken by the government against black money and corruption are at their peak,” said a party leader.
On Saturday, PM Modi while addressing a huge rally in Moradabad in UP made an emphatic plea asking people to have patience in order to reap the rich rewards of demonetisation. He spoke at length about how demonetisation will help to clean corruption and lead India to a cashless economy.
"There will be hardships for now, but things are already improving. I salute citizens of the country," he said, adding it was a queue that would put an end to all other queues in the country.