New Delhi: After balancing caste and social equations in the distribution of tickets, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has now geared up to launch a massive campaign for the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

After the arrival of star campaigners in the state, national party leaders will visit all the 403 constituencies and address at least five mass rallies per day.

Moreover, BJP president Nitin Gadkari will focus entirely on the campaign in UP after wrapping up Punjab and Uttarakhand campaign.

The party has also fielded firebrand Uma Bharti from Charkari Assembly in Mahoba district at the eleventh hour on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, confirming the end of Kushwaha controversy, Gadkari said, “Kushwaha is no more an issue for the party and it will have no effect on the election campaign starting from January 31. The most important issue for the party in the campaign will be the four percent reservation for minorities within the OBC quota.” 

He added, “The BJP will target the Congress and the Samajwadi Party on the prevailing dynastic politics within its fold and the Bahujan Samaj Party on hegemony.”

The BJP will celebrate birth anniversary of  Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on January 23 as ‘Save Constitution, Eradicate Religious Reservation Day’ amidst its ‘Satta Hatao’ foot march from January 20 to January 30.

Party vice-president and campaign in-charge Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, “Maha-aarti programmes will be held during the yatra in all 403 constituencies.

Party workers will organise mass aarti of the portraits of Bhimrao Ambedkar, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Bharat Mata after carrying out processions”.

However, the BJP has decided not to project any chief ministerial candidate in the elections.

JPN/Bureau