BJP to drop 30% of inept MPs in UP elections
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is poised to undertake a major overhaul by denying tickets to over 30% of its sitting lawmakers for their non-performance and this list may include some ministerial-ranking ministers in the Yogi government.
The master plan of the electoral strategy was drawn up during the high-level meeting of party leaders held on Monday evening in Lucknow, chaired by the national president of this party, JP Nadda, and in which the members of the central group participated, including Chief Minister Yogi. Adityanath.
The meeting started at 9 p.m. and continued until midnight, where leaders discussed the details of the electoral strategy. A senior source told The Pioneer that the central group had reached a consensus that the BJP should try new faces in the election.
What helped this group to make this decision were two polls conducted in the past three months.
One was the party’s internal assessment while the other was a survey conducted by a Delhi-based “socio-political assessment agency”. The conclusion of the two polls was that Yogi is very popular among the masses, but his government is beset with very strong opposition to power.
“This anger is more against local lawmakers for their failure to redress the grievances of the people at the grassroots level rather than against the party. In the majority of cases, lawmakers have turned out to be inaccessible to the people, and in some cases they have even behaved badly with the people, ”the party source said.
He claimed the central group had given the green light to change anything between 100 and 120 sitting lawmakers. The list includes some ministers of ministerial rank.
One of the inquiries claims that three ministers, including a cabinet member, are all about to join the Samajwadi party. They can change sides after sending the notification.
The source claimed that the party may have made the final decision to deny tickets to sitting lawmakers at Monday night’s meeting, but party leader Nadda hinted at this in August at a meeting. from the Braj region when he said that many sitting lawmakers, including ministers, could be denied their tickets in the next parliamentary elections. At that meeting, he made it clear that performance would be the indicator of ticket distribution.
Even in Lucknow, a minister can be denied a ticket to host Deputy Chief Minister Dr Dinesh Sharma and the party leadership has asked the chief minister and his two deputies to stand for election. Currently, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his two Deputy Chief Ministers, Dr Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Maurya, are members of the Legislative Council of Uttar Pradesh.
The BJP and its ally Apna Dal have 315 seats out of 403 members in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly. In this edition, the party is expected to contest around 380 seats, leaving around 20 seats to its ally which includes Apna Dal and Nishad Party.