Varanasi: In order to derive maximum mileage out of issues like corruption and the alleged deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has decided to rake up these issues as their main election plank in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state.

BJP national vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi during his brief stay in the city told reporters, “Be it BSP, SP or the Central government, everybody is functioning with a single point agenda - corruption. People want to get rid of such people and the BJP has emerged as the only alternative.”

Naqvi informed that the list of 70 percent candidates for the upcoming Assembly polls has been finalized and it would be announced at proper time.

Breaking away from history, Naqvi said that party has decided to contest the upcoming elections without projecting any leader as the chief ministerial candidate.

Not missing a chance to take a dig at Rahul Gandhi, BJP vice-president advised him to change his speech writer.

Naqvi informed that the saffron party’s ‘Jan Swabhiman Yatra’ would be held in two phases. The first phase of the yatra would kick start on October 13 from Mathura and Kashi which would be headed by Kalraj Mishra and Rajnath Singh, respectively.

Covering 383 Assembly constituencies, the yatra would end on November 21.

(JPN/ Bureau)