The national BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday blasted the state government for prevailing anarchy and lawlessness. He said corruption had also taken serious dimension in the state.
Talking to newsmen in Lucknow on Saturday, Naqvi said that in view of the prevailing resentment among the people against the Mulayam Singh Yadav government, BJP's prospects had brightened for the next assembly election.
He said results of the ocal body elections had given ample indications in this connection. Naqvi said the party had apprised the election commission of prevailing situation in UP.
He said a complaint had also been lodged against those UP officers who had been working for Samajwadi Party workers. Naqvi also expressed concern over the large-scale distribution of license of weapons before the elections.
Naqvi said there was no rift between senior BJP leaders Atal Behari Vajpayee and LK Advani. He said an unnecessary controversy had been created over an interview of Advani to a news channel.
Naqvi said the party confident of making major headway in elections had decided to hold national council and executive committee meeting in Lucknow from December 22 to 24.
He said the conference would further boost the party in the state. While the national executive meeting is going to be held in Lucknow after 22 years, the council is meeting for the first time in Uttar Pradesh. The party has thus planned to launch election campaign with three-day mega event.
Naqvi said UP, which had vital significance in country’s politics, would provide new direction after next election. The conference is also scheduled to discuss national, international issues and organisational matters. The BJP leader said nearly 3000 representatives would participate in council meeting on December 23.
There would be 200 members of executive, 988 MLAs from various states, 176 MPs and office-bearers from all over the country in the city to participate in deliberations.
The party has also planned a rally on December 24 on the eve of birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee.
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