BJP not to project CM face for UP Assembly polls in 2017

Photo of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit Chief Keshav Prasad Maurya.

Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh): Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit Chief Keshav Prasad Maurya today said that party will not project a chief ministerial candidate for the Uttar Pradesh state assembly elections which are a few months away.

He told media persons,”All political parties are waiting for the chief ministerial candidate of BJP…It is clear policy of our party that we will contest the Assembly elections without projecting anyone as our CM candidate.”

Maurya said, “BJP had projected CM faces in Assam and Delhi Assembly polls…While we succeeded in the former, we lost the latter …We fought Haryana and Jharkhand without projecting any CM candidate and won.”

He said BJP will win over 300 of the 403 seats in UP and the party’s central parliamentary board will decide who has to be the chief minister.

Earlier in Badaun, Maurya accused BSP chief Mayawati of degrading religious leaders for which, he said, the electorate will teach her a lesson in the coming polls.