New Delhi: The ongoing tug of war between the Congress scion Rahul Gandhi and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati has posed problems for the Bharatiya Janata Party which is scared of losing political attention ahead of the assembly elections in the state.

The BJP top brass are worried that the party might have to suffer loss if attacks and counter attacks remain constant between the parties till elections. In such a situation, the Brahman and Vaishya communities which were against the ruling BSP government in the state might have a tilt towards the Congress.

Besides, the party is also scared of losing youth electorate which has been a prime target of Rahul Gandhi in his campaign.

Surprisingly, the BJP’s protest against the latest decision on 51 percent FDI in multi-brand retail has also failed to catch the attention of atleast 60 percent voters who are in the age group of 30-40 years. It is likely that the matter will be raised in the party meeting on November 27.

Other factors like delay in declaring the name of candidates for different constituencies has affected the party’s hold in the state. The BJP has decided to field their top leaders from constituencies that can bring easy victory.

The party is contesting elections in UP under the joint leadership of Rajnath Singh, Kalraj Mishra, Uma Bharati and Surya Pratap Sahi but in elections only Kalraj and Sahi can be fielded. Uma Bharati being an outside candidate has already scuttled her chance.

JPN/Bureau