New Delhi: Rattled by the internal bickering and survey reports in Uttarakhand, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s central leadership has laid thrust on the unity factor for the forthcoming 2012 Assembly polls in the state.

With the two former Chief Ministers of the BJP Bhagat Singh Koshiyari and Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri not too pleased with the poll preparations, party is making desperate efforts to bring both the stalwarts on a common platform before the assembly polls.

Both are expected to attend the two day meeting to be held in Dehradun to discuss the poll preparations and party strategies. Albeit, both of them did not attend the previous meeting which was presided over by BJP’s former national president Rajnath Singh.

Senior national leaders of BJP will review each assembly segment separately in the two day meet. The responsibilities will also be distributed to the leaders for the elections.

The meeting will be presided over by Rajnath Singh who has been entrusted with the job of leading party campaign at Uttarakhand. Among other prominent party members to attend the two day meeting include Uttarakhand Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, Dharmendra Pradhan, Ramlal and Thawar Chand Gehlot.

Making his stand clear on the issue, BJP President Nitin Gadkari has said that no change will be made in the state cadres, and party will contest the assembly polls under the leadership of Ramesh Pokhriyal who will be supported by Koshiyari and Khanduri.

(JPN/Bureau)