Ahmedabad: There were no differences within
the party with regard to the election campaign in Uttar
Pradesh, senior BJP leader LK Advani said in state capital
Gandhinagar on Tuesday.
Advani was here to attend a meeting of the vigilance
and monitoring committee of Gandhinagar parliamentary
constituency, headed by him as the local MP.
"There are no differences within the party with regard to
the election campaign in Uttar Pradesh. Everybody is going
(there) as per own convenience," Advani said, when asked
whether there were any issues because of which Gujarat Chief
Minister Narendra Modi was not campaigning in the key northern
"We have many campaigners. And we are optimistic about it
(campaign)," Advani said.
He said he himself would be campaigning in Uttar Pradesh
from February 4.
Advani also opposed the religion-based reservations
proposed by the UPA government. "Religion-based reservation is
against the constitution and had been formally rejected by the
constituent assembly," he said.
Narendra Modi skipped campaigning for the party in Punjab
and Uttrakhand, where the elections were held yesterday. He is
reportedly not happy with the party over re-induction of his
arch-rival, Sanjay Joshi.