deputies: Prudent Bjp open to Fielding Mps to reduce anti-incumbency | Lucknow News

Lucknow: In what could be the impact of the recent wave of resignations or a cautious decision to block the opposition’s attempt to define the narrative that OBCs are leaving the party, the BJP will refuse tickets at just 15 to 17% of deputies in office instead of the former planned 30%.
The decision was taken in a high-level deliberation, which included Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, BJP Swatantra leader Dev Singh and organization secretary Sunil Bansal. The UP election in charge, Dharmendra Pradhan, was also present.
According to this calculation, the BJP will refuse tickets to no more than three to four dozen MPs. This would bring respite to several MPs who had the hunch of being denied tickets.
A senior BJP official speaking to TOI said a lot has been said about the anti-incumbency of MPs. After careful scrutiny, it was found that in several places people were complaining about the insufficient development work done by MPs, while in some cases they said the MP was unavailable.
As these were common complaints, the party leadership was of the view that such deputies could be repeated with the mechanisms of the organization to help them.
This means that only MPs whose performance over the past five years has been an absolute failure would be denied tickets. This would reduce the number of MPs who could be denied tickets.
Another option party leaders agreed on, sources said, was to change the seat of MPs who have negative feedback in their constituency but who may be an asset to the party or have a good base of support. vote. The seat changes could take place in neighboring constituencies, sources said.
Party leaders were also open to the idea of ​​sending Lok Sabha MPs to assembly seats if the need arose. Although a final decision has not been made, sources said party leaders are open to the option.
Asked about the talks on the resignations of ministers and MPs, sources said the BJP chapter is now closed. Another source, however, said the decision not to deny tickets to a large number of MPs, but only to those who had no chance of winning, was taken after the resignations.
Sources also said that the BJP, in an attempt to scuttle the vicious campaign to establish a narrative that the OBCs are abandoning the party, may increase the number of OBC candidates compared to the last elections, especially in the seats. where the party will not repeat the deputies in office.

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