On Monday, the Bhartiya Janata Party state Unit cleared that they are going to contest 2017 UP elections without a Chief Ministerial candidate.
Keshav Prashad Maurya, state president for BJP said that their main focus for the forthcoming elections would be on the issues like development, education and improving the law and order in the state.
He further stated that this is not he first time that the BJP has contested an election without announcing their chief ministerial candidate. This time around they are more interested in fighting elections on various issues like lawlessness in UP and state of education in UP.
The responsibility of electing chief ministerial candidates lies with the elected legislatures and it should be done after the elections, Maurya added.
Maurya added that the BJP is the largest political party in the world and each of the members that are associated with the party are all chief ministerial candidates. The BJP is going to in 300 seats in the up coming elections and once the results are out, the party will officially declare the name of their next chief minister.
Maurya also added that the party followed the same strategy of not announcing the chief ministerial candidates in Maharashtra, Haryana and Jharkhand. He said the that the party contested elections on the basis of issues in these states and the results were overwhelming.
When the BJP is refraining itself from announcing the name of the CM candidate, the BSP and SP have already announced the names of theirs as Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav respectively.