Rajnath asks party workers to form next govt in UP

BJP leader Rajnath Singh asked party workers in Uttar Pradesh to work with the target of forming the next government in the state.

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2011, 22:10 PM IST

Lucknow: BJP leader Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked party workers in Uttar Pradesh to work with the target of forming the next government in the state, claiming that people were fed up with most of the political parties including Congress, BSP and SP.

Addressing district presidents, incharges and senior party functionaries at a meeting here to chalk out the strategy in view of the 2012 assembly polls, Singh said during his tour of 18 districts of the state he felt people were desperately looking for an alternative.
"People are fed up with the Congress-led government at the Centre due to inflation and corruption and with BSP and SP as well. They have expectations from the BJP.

Therefore, party workers should interact directly with people and raise their issues," state BJP president Surya Pratap Shahi quoted Rajnath as saying at the meeting.
Exhorting party workers to set themselves the target of forming the next government in the state, the former BJP president said they should start preparing for the polls with the objective of winning at least 200 of the 403 assembly seats.

Shahi said the party`s Gaon Chalo campaign was also reviewed at the meetinmg and it was decided to extend it up to January 31.

"Preparations for the NDA rally in Kanpur on February 5 were also reviewed," he said.

He said the party has decided to launch a statewide agitation against the wrong policies of the Centre and the state government between February 12 to March 15.

PTI