New Delhi: The results of the recent assembly polls in five states have compelled the BJP to reconsider its political strategy in Uttar Pradesh which goes to Assembly polls in 2012.

Though the party has conducted surveys at different levels in the state, it does not want to bank solely on the survey after the results in the recently-held Assembly elections went contrary to the party surveys.

Earlier, BJP president Nitin Gadkari had said he will decide the candidature in the UP Assembly election based on the surveys instead of recommendation. However, after the recent results, the party is likely to reconsider its strategy .

The Party is also in a fix over declaring the chief ministerial candidate for the state.

The results of recently concluded assembly election in five states could not live up to BJP’s expectation. In Assam, the party’s strength reduced to half, whereas it failed to even open its account in the rest four states.

However, the surveys had revealed a different picture altogether in these states. Despite all the surveys giving good numbers to the party in Assam, BJP performed badly in the state.

Now the party stalwarts have raised a question mark on these surveys.  A senior leader said that no survey has assessed the caste equation for the assembly elections in UP.

BJP is trying hard to project itself as the main contender in the UP Assembly polls.

JPN/Bureau