BJP will not announce CM candidate before Delhi Assembly elections: Satish Upadhyay
A day after all the major political parties in Delhi met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and expressed their inability to form government in the nation's capital, the BJP chief Satish Upadhyay on Tuesday called a meeting of all party MLAs to discuss the future course of action, as per reports.
New Delhi: A day after all the major political parties in Delhi met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and expressed their inability to form government in the nation's capital, the BJP chief Satish Upadhyay on Tuesday called a meeting of all party MLAs to discuss the future course of action.
In the meeting, the Delhi's BJP unit discussed the campaign strategy and nominations of candidates. Besides MLAs, the BJP's Delhi MPs, MCD councillors and office bearers were also asked to attend the meeting.
“BJP will contest elections in Delhi under collective leadership and will not declare any CM candidate,” said Upadhyay.
Exuding confidence of coming out victorious, Upadhyay said the party would emphasise on using social media to reach out to youths to ramp up efforts to increase the party's support base.
"We today discussed party's preparations for Assembly polls. In the meeting, we also discussed how party will use media, digital media, print media and social media. The issues, which were discussed include booth management, poll agenda," Upadhyay told reporters here.
"Election will see a contest between BJP and entire opposition and not with any particular party. The people of Delhi had opted for a new experiment in the last elections but the convener of AAP, Arvind Kejriwal betrayed the people of Delhi. The people of Delhi will take him to task for this betrayal through the ballot," Upadhyay said.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi who is also a frontrunner for BJP's CM candidate told ANI, that he will contest the elections from wherever the party will ask him to do.
After a spectacular performance in Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections a month back, the BJP now aims for winning Delhi. Though it does not have much fear of Congress, the party is cautious about the presence of AAP which played a spoiler for it in the last Assembly elections.
On December 08, 2013, while the BJP had won 31 Assembly seats, AAP and Congress had won 28 and 8 seats respectively. The AAP with support from 8 Congress MLAs had formed the government in Delhi. However, it could not sustain the government for more than 49 days after AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal resigned from the CM post.
(With PTI inputs)