New Delhi: Although the Bharatiya Janata Party is quite enthusiastic after witnessing huge response to its ongoing Jan Swabhiman yatras in Uttar Pradesh, the party leaders are not confident of converting this mass upsurge into votes.

The saffron party through these yatras has managed to establish a connect with the people who in past had made a distance with the BJP as the cadres have been re-energised, but this has affected the process of finalising the name of candidates for the upcoming assembly polls in the state. Besides this, in lack of a clear face for Chief Ministerial candidate, the BJP is not able to reap the benefit of these yatras to its hilt.

Since the UP elections are considered to be the biggest challenge for the revival of BJP, the party Chief Nitin Gadkari has resorted to several experiments to regain the lost ground in the state.

While the party has focused Uma Bharti and Sanjay Joshi in the state, former national Chief Rajnath Singh and Chairman of the state Elections Campaign Committee Kalraj Mishra have also been entrusted with the task of convincing the masses through their Jan Swabhiman yatras. These leaders are visiting every district and town and the response they are getting from people have added to the party’s future expectations.

However, weak organizational structure is still a cause of concern in the state. The leaders are not confident that the party workers sweating for the yatras will also contribute with the same zeal for the candidates during the assembly elections.

JPN/Bureau