Kalraj makes U-turn on Uma remarks
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Kalraj makes U-turn on Uma remarks
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 00:44
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Kalraj makes U-turn on Uma remarks

Lucknow: BJP vice-president Kalraj Mishra on Tuesday said the party’s Parliamentary Board, which is the highest decision making body, will decide the chief ministerial candidate if it wins the UP Assembly elections.

Mishra, who is one of the front-runners for the chief ministership of Uttar Pradesh if some "miraculous results" give his party the mandate, said the decision on who will be CM in such a scenario will be taken by the Parliamentary Board.

He, however, maintains that the party must first strive to get the required numbers.

BJP president Nitin Gadkari had stated earlier that the party was fighting the electoral battle in Uttar Pradesh under the leadership of state unit president Surya Pratap Shahi, former party president Rajnath Singh, Kalraj Mishra and firebrand Hindutva leader Uma Bharti.

Mishra recounted that Gadkari has also pointed out that Shahi is the state unit president (and hence can?t hold two posts) while Rajnath Singh has already said he is not in state politics now.

Bharti, who is from the Lodh community and rose to prominence during the Ram Janambhoomi movement, is a former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh.

Ever since Gadkari announced that she will contest the UP elections from Charkhari constituency of Mahoba district, speculation has been rife about her being a prospective chief ministerial candidate. Her case is also strengthened by the fact that she is an OBC leader and BJP is aggressively wooing this community.

Mishra is all-praise for Bharti and feels she has strengthened the BJP campaign in UP.

However, the former minister of the erstwhile BSP-BJP government feels Bharti is a national leader of the party and should not be seen only in the context of UP politics.

"Moreover, she should also not be seen just as an OBC leader. She has been a union minister in the NDA government. She is a Sadhvi who cannot be confined to a particular state. She is also a former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh," Mishra said.

Though Mishra states that he is one of the four leaders under whom the party has decided to contest the polls in Uttar Pradesh, he hastens to add, "I am not saying I am the chief ministerial candidate".

He also evaded a reply when asked if the BJP would choose a Brahmin- the community to which he belongs- as the chief minister, saying the final decision will be taken by the Parliamentary Board.

PTI

 
First Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 11:46
 
 

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V K Shrivastava - Chennai
despite enjoying a good support from the masses, bjp has mastered the art of scoring self goal. party leaders should be very careful of what they say. kalraj has just said it loud and open , see i am the oldest party leader and i want to be the cm, i am not bothered whether the party wins or losses make me the cm candidate. with such leaders and their pronouncements the party is bound to lose all the elections that they face. it will do a world of good to bjp if its top leaders restrain such loose cannons.
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