Chennai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announced it has decided not to contest the Dec 4 by-election for the Yercaud Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu.
On the issue of extending its support or taking a different stand, the BJP said it would decide after seeing the parties and the candidates in the fray.
In a statement issued here, the party`s state chief Pon Radhakrishnan said party`s central committee also discussed DMK president M Karunanidhi`s appeal for support for his party`s candidate in the by-election.
A senior party leader preferring anonymity said that the BJP is targeting the 2014 general elections and building up the momentum for that.
A loss before the general election will be a negative factor, said the leader.