During a meeting in Varanasi on Saturday, a senior RSS official said that on the request of BJP high command they have taken the task of managing rebels who are contemplating contesting elections against saffron party’s official candidates.

The RSS will also work to check political infighting in BJP, which is tipped to topple the UPA government in the general elections. The Sangh has devised a game plan to give important positions to all the disenchanted BJP leaders in the campaign process.

In Bhadohi, BJP candidate Virender Singh Mast’s nomination is facing several voices of dissent. The majority Brahmin community in the constituency is against the party’s decision to field Mast from Bhadohi.

Similar is the story of Deoria where the supporters of former UP BJP chief Surya Pratap Shahi and Shri Prakash Mani are not able to digest parachute candidate Kalraj Mishra, while in Chandoli, BJP’s decision to field Dr Mahendra Nath Pandya has not gone down well with the followers of former MP Ananda Maurya.

Former minister Swami Chinmyanand is also embittered after he was denied ticket from the Jaunpur seat.

In Sonbhadra, BJP candidate Chhote Lal Kharwar is facing stiff internal opposition.  The BJP nominee from Ghosi seat Harinarayan Rajbhar is facing similar hurdle created by local party office bearers and RSS.

The demand to replace BJP candidate Ravindra Kushwaha with Pankaj Shekhar or Ram Iqbal Singh in the Salempur constituency is still high.

On the Mirzapur seat, the BJP has announced its support to ally Apna Dal candidate Anupriya Patel. The party decision has reportedly upset former minister Om Prakash Singh who was vouching for fielding his son Anurag from the seat.

BJP is now seemingly running scared as they fear their Mission UP might be jolted despite a strong Modi wave in the region. BJP only has the Varanasi seat to its name out of 14 seats in Kashi region.


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