BJP bracing for ‘loyalists’ vs ‘outsiders’ clash in ticket distribution
Another trouble seems to have been boiling amongst Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cadres in Uttar Pradesh ahead of ticket distribution for upcoming Assembly elections.
Keeping the party’s vote-bank calclulations in the state, BJP has inducted many new faces from several other opponent parties like, SP, BSP, and Congress. As in some cases, these new BJP candidates and old party cadres share common constituencies and they wish to contest the Assembly polls from the same areas.
On this context, BJP’s senior leader of Uttar Pradesh Indrapati Sevak expressed his anguish in a public platform and launched a scathing attack on these “outsiders”. While addressing a public rally in Didargunj (Azamgarh) on Friday, he said, “The outsiders are jostling to grab tickets for 2017 Assembly polls. These people are robbing the basic right of party workers.”
During the general election, former Parliamentarian Daroga Prasad Saroj joined BJP along with his huge group of supporters in Azamgarh and now he is demanding to distribute party tickets to his son and to few of his own cadres, sources said.
Dara Singh Chauhan, another former BSP leader, who has joined BJP, is reportedly going to contest the upcoming polls from Mubarakpur.
Former BSP General Secretary Krishna Murari Vishwakarma, who is now a saffron leader also longing for party ticket from Didargunj.
Rajesh Singh Mahuari, who was already a Legislative Council Election candidate on behalf of BSP in Uttar Pradesh, now wants to contest state Assembly polls on BJP ticket.
The UP Assembly polls are considered as a dress rehearsal to the Lok Sabha election to be held in 2019, but the dilemma seems to be a hazardous factor ahead of the prolonged Assembly polls of UP.