In Uttar Pradesh, for the upcoming election of 2017, the presence of so many popular and potential candidates ‘at the helm of its major rivals’ is pressurizing the Bhartiya Janta Party as they are considering in announcing the Chief ministerial candidate.
The dilemma on how giving a face for the party’s fight would affect the caste and community combinations and its prospects is delaying the decision on the final strategy as well as the state unit president, sources said.
As the Bhartiya Janta Party, Uttar Pradesh’s Chief ministerial candidate the choice lies in between the ‘upper caste leader’ and ‘backward caste leader’ or vice versa. A progressive leader can also be declared if that leader’s appeals to all the ‘caste lines’.
Amit Shah, Bhartiya Janta Party Chief said, that on the state unit chief, he is still in the process on a decision to arrive with the party leaders.
“Amit Shah knows that assembly election in Uttar Pradesh is the most important and the toughest challenge before him. He does not want to make any compromise on taking the best decision. Also, he does not want to leave any room for complaints from any section of the party.” said by a senior leader.
In 2014, Bhartiya Janta Party’s sensational victory in which out of 80 seats it won 71 seats because of Mr Modi’s popularity and strategy of Amit Shah.
Bhartiya Janta Party had considered of appointing ‘upper caste face as an emerging leader’ and ‘backward caste leader ‘as the of chief of the party‘. Dharam Pal Singh Lodh and Swatantra Singh were the ‘front-runners’.
“If the party decides to appoint an upper caste leader, (Union minister) Manoj Sinha (who belongs to Bhumihar community) could be a candidate,” a party leader said.
Bhartiya Janta Party hopes a face which is progressive that can help in ‘focus law and issue in the state’. ‘under the SP government and highlight the BJP-led NDA government’s achievements.’
In Uttar Pradesh, Many leaders suggested that it will not be a wise decision to go without a Chief Ministerial Candidate ‘where both the SP and BSP already have faces to lead their parties.’ .
In Bihar, prospects of the party had been affected because of the absence of the chief ministerial candidate; it has been concluded by large number of party leaders.