New Delhi: The campaign of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the forthcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh in 2012 will revolve around three party stalwarts.

The BJP has not taken long to entrust the responsibility on belligerent Uma Bharti soon after her return in the party, whereas party seniors Kalraj Mishra and Rajnath Singh will be the trump cards for the saffron party in their UP assembly poll campaign.

In a meeting of senior party leaders in Delhi, it was decided that Bharti and Mishra would make conducive atmosphere for party in the state, whereas Singh will focus on the prominent constituencies.  

State core group meeting could not be held due to the busy schedule of party president Nitin Gadkari. However, the party stalwarts held a separate meeting to hold a detailed discussion on election preparations and party campaign. 

In addition to Singh and Mishra, party in charge of UP Narendra Tomar, BJP’s state president Surya Pratap Shahi and secretary (organization) Rakesh Jain also attended this meeting.     

Gadkari on Wednesday asked the state leaders to prepare a blue print of poll strategy and its management. Following which, the central leadership will give a final touch in this regard.

Sources said the meeting focused on the poll campaign and management, while the selection of candidates will be discussed in another meeting. Party members unanimously decided that Bharti and Mishra should continue with their ongoing campaign in the state.

In an effort to woo the OBC votebank, Bharti has been given the additional responsibility of Bundelkhand, Ruhelkhand and Eastern UP. Mishra will concentrate in the other areas, whereas Singh will manage the activities in prominent constituencies.

According to source, Gadkari after his return from Uttarakhand will hold a meeting in this regard with state core group and party’s central leadership. 

It is worth mentioning that Bharti met Gadkari on Tuesday last, and discussed her strategies for UP.

JPN/Bureau