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BJP not to project CM face before Assembly polls in Uttarakhand

After Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) top brass decided to project its mantra of development and transparent governance of Narendra Modi’s government as upcoming Assembly election’s strategy instead of projecting Chief Ministerial face in the state of Uttarakhand, which is scheduled early next year.

During a two-day BJP’s executive committee meeting in Roorke it was decided by the party’s vanguards. which concluded on Monday.  The meeting was to boost up the state leaders to prepare for the election battle.

On the other hand the saffron party’s determination to bid to topple the Congress ruled government has added significance. While BJP's ranks have been strengthened after a number of rebel Congress MLAs joined it, Chief Minister Harish Rawat believes that he will have sympathy of voters after him managed to keep BJP at bay.

Sources said, party workers have been asked to set aside their personal ambitions and work unitedly for the sake of the party. According to the election in charge of the state of BJP and Union Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda, knowing the weaknesses and overcoming them is as important as knowing the strengths and utilizing them for victory in any battle.

On the other hand the party is yet to decide the apt candidate amongst senior party faces of the state. The political observers also feel that after Bihar debacle and defeat in Delhi the party headquarters has decided to follow the strategy of Haryana Assembly election. Even in 2007, in the state of Uttarakhand the party did not project any CM candidate. Although Pauri Garhwal MP BC Khanduri was then in charge of election campaign and after winning the election, he was declared as the Chief Minister of the state.

Aiming “mission Lotus”, over 600 party office-bearers and cadres from all over the state attended executive committee meeting held at Anand Swaroop Arya Saraswati Vidya Mandir in Roorke.

The party would take up the serious issues of mining, liquor and land mafias during the election campaign. The state BJP president Ajay Bhatt said it was time the “corrupt and inert” government in the state was swept out of power.
Simontini Bhattacharjee

Simontini Bhattacharjee

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