Lucknow: At a time when the Samajwadi Party (SP), Bhaujan Samaj Party (BSP) have girded their loins for poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is struggling  to declare its first list of candidates owing to lack of consensus among its allies.

With the impasse over ticket distribution, the JD(U) with its list of 54 candidates in eastern UP has added on extra pressure on the party. The JD(U) includes more than a dozen of assembly constituencies where BJP has a stronghold.

 Five constituencies in the western UP and three in Poorvanchal are sticking points in the BJP- JD(U) tie up. Even after two rounds of discussion on candidates to be fielded in UP, both the parties have formed consensus on 25-30 seats only.

According to the sources, the BJP is cautious for its every move following constant debacle in the battle of ballots. Taking serious note of the survey reports and regional and district level meetings, it is expected that the party will declare its first list of candidates in meeting of election committee on December 2 or 3.

JPN/Bureau