The party will go to Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in Delhi under leadership of Harsh Vardhan. Party sources said that after Vijay Goel’s election to the Rajya Sabha, party had been looking for new state unit chief.

After declaration of assembly results, political corridor was abuzz with removal of Delhi BJP chief. But Goel and his supporters wanted that next Lok Sabha elections should be fought under his leadership. Goel himself expressed his wish at various party forums.

Speculation is also rife that if the assembly polls are not held soon, former deputy leader in the assembly Jagdish Mukhi will be made Opposition Leader.

BJP sources said that the party wants to implement Rajasthan formula in Delhi too. In Rajasthan, the party appointed Vasundhara Raje as state unit chief just before the assembly polls, while she was the Opposition Leader in the assembly.

BJP fought Rajasthan assembly polls under Raje’s leadership. Even she played a major role in ticket distribution.

JPN/Bureau