The saffron party is willing to stave off  senior leaders above the age of 70 year form directly contesting the polls and is likely to give tickets to youths to counter Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is a predominantly youth party as compare to the BJP. The sources said that instead of giving tickets to the senior leaders, the party will ask them to work as back door strategist to help saffron party win the election.

Though BJP has emerged as the single largest party in last Assembly elections in Delhi but it fell short of majority to form the government. Arvind Kejriwal has formed the government with the support of Congress but resigned after 49 days leaving the fate of Delhi in doldrums.

According to few BJP leaders, the party is considering AAP as its main opponent in Delhi and that's why the saffron party may focus young faces. In last Assembly polls, AAP has preferred young leaders and emerged as the second largest party in its debut elections. For the upcoming elections also, AAP has released the list which include the scores of young leaders.

The sources said that the youth leaders will be asked to take leadership positions in both the elections as well as in organization. The party is looking for young faces having mass base in their area to defeat other parties in ensuing polls.

However, the upper age limit of the leaders for giving ticket is yet to be decided by the party but if sources are to be believed the BJP is unwilling to give tickets to those who have completed the age of 70. Besides that party may also not give tickets to some of the leaders who are contesting elections since 1993, a step which will sideline some of the political heavyweights of the national capital.

Sources in the party revealed that the party leaders are aware that such senior leaders have good base in Delhi which can create problems for the party and that's why till now no final decision has been taken regarding this issue. However soon the party high command will take the decision.


Amit Shah stressed on 'booth management' for Delhi polls

BJP President Amit Shah has emphasized the need of 'booth management' to win the upcoming Assembly elections in national capital. Following the directives of Shah, on an average eight meetings takes place in each and every Assembly constituency of Delhi. The meetings between the office bearer and workers of the saffron party are taking place in each district of Delhi to make efficient strategy for the polls. On November 18, Shah had advised BJP leaders to strengthen the booth management to win the Assembly elections.  According to sources, party will conduct more than 2700 meetings at various power centres located at Delhi in November to finalize a clear cut strategy to win the elections in Delhi. The MPs, MLAs, state, disrict and block level leaders of the party have been asked to participate in the meeting. Delhi State President Satish Upadhyay, MPs Ramesh Bidhuri, Pravesh Verma and Mahesh Giri have also participated in such meeting.

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