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BJP has 55 CM candidates in UP: Varun Gandhi

Last Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 22:30

New Delhi: Taking a dig at his own party,
Varun Gandhi, who has stayed away from campaigning in the
Uttar Pradesh elections, has said the BJP was "spoilt for
choice" and had 55 chief ministerial candidates.

Making a case for naming chief ministerial candidates,
Varun, who represents Pilibit in the Lok Sabha, said "people
vote for people" and not for symbols.

"It is a human relationship...If you do not have one
person your message gets diffused... But I think the BJP is
one step ahead as it has 55 chief ministerial candidates," he said to a news agency.

The young BJP MP was replying to a question whether it
would have been better if the BJP or Congress had named chief
ministerial candidates in the ongoing UP elections.

The Congress had a "genuine problem" as it does not have
a single state leader who has the stature, Varun said, adding
that if the party named one person as the chief ministerial
candidate there would be infighting.

Asked about the poll outcome, he said he did not think
that the results would be "super magnificent" for the BJP.

The BJP will not get 250 seats but it will definitely
better its performance from the 51 seats it won in 2007,
Varun said.


First Published: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 22:30

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