Dehradun: Both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress are all set to highlight each other’s negative points to win the 2012 Assembly elections in Uttrakhand.

The ruling BJP will take up the issue of corruption and inflation to blunt the edge of the Congress which will try to reap the electoral prospect on the issue of anti-incumbency sentiments against the BC Khanduri government.

The saffron party hopes to return to power on the plank of development work being carried out by its government at the same time the Congress is likely to raise the issue of political instability, internal bickering in the BJP.

Both the parties are claiming to form the government with two-third majority.

The BJP cites anti-corruption measure being taken by the state government to give good governance. The party is not going to spare the opportunity to highlight its decision of replacing former Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank by BC Khanduri.

The anti-incumbency has been effective in the mountain state since its bifurcation from Uttar Pradesh in 2000. The Congress is relaying on the past precedent.

Other parties like Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party and Uttrakhand Kranti Dal are also striving hard to expand their vote bank in the state.

JPN/Bureau