Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh BJP’s efforts to conduct elections for district and mahanagar presidents seem to be falling flat thanks to the laxity in its ‘mission organization’. The party is yet to constitute mandal, district and state working committees after the 11 months of their dissolution.

The delay in holding organizational polls is a recipe for criticism of Uttar Pradesh BJP president Laxmikant Vajpayee. The rival groups have made complaints against the state BJP chief in this regard.

Taking a cognizance of this, the BJP high command has directed the UP unit to conduct the organizational polls at the district levels at the earliest. Despite delay in organization polls in state units, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh have started to announce the committees.

BJP central leadership is of view that the organizational polls be completed by the end of February so that party could be ready for mid-term polls.

The BJP MPs say that the delay in organizational polls may affect the poll prospects of the saffron party in politically important Uttar Pradesh which sends 81 MPs to the Lok Sabha.

Out of 90 districts in the state, 30 are yet to get party presidents. Interestingly, most of these districts are the parliamentary constituencies of senior leaders.

The names of district and mahanagar BJP presidents could not be finalized in Ghaziabad, the Parliamentary constituency of party chief Rajnath Singh. Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi’s constituency, Varanasi also tells the similar story.


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