New Delhi: Despite ripples created by the party MLAs who were denied tickets for Uttarakhand Assembly elections, scheduled to be held on January 30, the Bharatiya Janata Party has decided that there would not be any change in the declared list of candidates.

In order to deal with anti-incumbency factor, the BJP has denied tickets to 13 sitting MLAs, which has sparked off dissenting voices in the party. BJP general secretary Dharmendra Pradhan said, “No change will be made in the already declared list of candidates.”

The dissatisfaction over denial of tickets will get over soon and all the party workers will work hard to ensure the victory of the BJP, Pradhan added.

The BJP will start massive campaign after January 15. The Chief Minister BC Khanduri and former CM Bhagat Singh Koshyari will handle the entire election campaign.

The party has decided that both Khanduri and Koshyari will visit each assembly constituency to boost the morale of the party workers and candidates.

The BJP is of the view that the people of the state are disenchanted with the MLAs rather than the government. However, the BJP has already replaced former CM Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank by Khanduri to refurbish the party image.

The Uttarakhand cell of Delhi BJP has also geared up to campaign for party candidates in Uttarakhand.

 JPN/Bureau