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BJP plans to capitalise on vote polarisation in UP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is planning to capitalise on the likely polarisation of votes in Uttar Pradesh especially after the communal riots in Muzzafarnagar, that left 50 people dead. The party has also decided that the prime ministerial candidate of BJP, Narendra Modi will campaign extensively in the state in the run up to the 20114 general elections.

These decision were taken at the BJP core group meeting of Uttar Pradesh which was attended by office-bearers from the state and leaders.

Those present in the meeting said there is near unanimity in the party that BJP will gain in western UP as well as other parts of the state due to the riots. The party is even hopeful of wresting the Jat votes from RLD, which has traditionally held sway over them, in the Lok Sabha polls because of polarisation. Muzaffarnagar riots, its political fallout and the gains and losses, were debated at length in the meeting. 

Sources say that what might work for BJP is the division of Muslim vote as the minority community is unhappy with SP government after the Muzaffarnagar riots.

In an effort to capitalise the the present political situation BJP has divided the state into eight zones West, Braj, Rohilkhand, Kanpur, Awadh, Bundelkhand, Gorakhpur and Kashi and will hold rallies of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in each one of them after Navratras. This will be followed by a rally in Lucknow. 
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