Jaipur: BJP has set a target of winning 300 out of the total 403 seats in Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections, which are scheduled in 2017, state BJP president Laxmikant Bajpai said on Thursday.
Speaking to PTI here, Bajpai said, "We have decided to win 300 seats in 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. To achieve the target, the party has already started working at the booth level".
The BJP chief showed confidence that the party's Lok Sabha performance, where it had taken a lead in 376 assembly constituencies last year, will be repeated in the assembly polls.
"I am sure the success of the last Lok Sabha elections will be repeated in the assembly polls," Bajpai said, adding, the party is aiming to reach out to maximum people in the state.
"Uttar Pradesh BJP has achieved a good success in the membership drive and is leading in the campaign. Against the target of enrolling 1.5 crore new members, we have enrolled around 1 crore members so far and the target will be achieved by March," he said.
According to him, BJP through its seven wings conducted camps in the state and its members have reached to 1.04 out of 1.40 lakh booths across the state.
Attacking the Samajwadi Party government led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Bajpai said that the government has failed in providing governance to people and law and order situation was deteriorating in the state.
He alleged, "There is no development in Uttar Pradesh due to the bad governance of the government. Only 32.6 per cent of the state budget has been utilised in the eight months which shows how the government is neglecting development and welfare in the state".
He further said that the crime rate in Uttar Pradesh is rising and termed the Hooch tragedy in Lucknow and Unnao districts which claimed several lives and recovery of 104 bodies in river Ganga as "serious matters".