BJP leaders summoned to Delhi to discuss post-poll scenario
Some Uttarakhand BJP leaders on Saturday rushed to Delhi amid reports that they had been called by the high command to discuss the post-poll scenario.dehradun Updated: Feb 18, 2017 19:39 IST
DEHRADUN: Some Uttarakhand BJP leaders on Saturday rushed to Delhi amid reports that they had been called by the high command to discuss the post-poll scenario.
The report is that four BJP leaders -- Satpal Maharaj, Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, BC Khanduri and Trivendra Singh Rawat -- had a closed-door meeting with the party’s national president, Amit Shah in Delhi.
Maharaj, a spiritual leader, who contested the election from the Chobattakhal assembly constituency, is the BJP’s national executive member. Rawat, a BJP national secretary, is contesting from the Doiwala assembly constituency. Former chief ministers and incumbent parliamentarians Koshiyari and Khanduri have not contested the election this time.
BJP insiders confirmed that Shah called all four leaders to Delhi to discuss the post-poll scenario.
The move comes amid reports that the mountain state is headed for a hung assembly with the ruling Congress and the opposition BJP in a close fight. The post-poll surveys and media reports contradict the claims of both parties to win 45-50 seats in the House of 70.
“In a political party, such meetings involving its leaders and strategists are normally held, especially after elections,” said BJP state general secretary Naresh Bansal. The meeting “may have been called” by top party bosses to discuss all issues relating to formation of a government, as the assembly poll results will be declared on March 11, he added. “All aspects are discussed in such meetings,” he further added.
When specifically asked, if the meeting will also discuss the post-poll hung assembly scenario, Bansal said the BJP will return to power with a two-third majority. “That means we are winning more than 42 seats,” he clarified.
First Published: Feb 18, 2017 19:39 IST