Keshav Maurya, Uttar Pradesh President of the Bhartiya Janta Party showed his confidence in the PM Narendra Modi and the BJP's chances of winning the elections with a majority.
Keshav Maurya, Uttar Pradesh President of the Bhartiya Janta Party showed his confidence in the PM Narendra Modi and the BJP’s chances of winning the elections with a majority. Speaking with the IE, Maurya said that it had been quite clear from the very first phase that the BJP was going to win more than 300 seats in the state legislative assembly elections. One being asked about the party’s newly gained confidence, Maurya said that the workers had done their jobs well and PM Modi’s pro-poor policies had created trust among the voters in the state. Speaking of Party President, Amit Shah, he said that the former’s leadership had reached every section of the society, namely, the OBCs, Dalits, upper castes among others. When the interviewer asked about Maurya’s view on BJP looking heavily dependent on caste calculations, he said that the issues of development and good governance were discussed in every forum and efforts were made out to every group. He said that the people of the state were done with the misrule of the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party.
Maurya was asked if he was the CM candidate since his picture was on the BJP posters, to which he said that there were 4 people in the posters. It did not mean that all four were claimants, he added. He said that the decision would be taken after the results were announced. He denied being a claimant to the post saying that he was only doing the job he had been given; travelling across the states in over 250 rallies and every district. He further informed that the job of a CM elections was that of the senior party leaders. He informed the reporter that the BJP has a parliamentary board that decides these sort of things after the elections.
Speaking about SP and BSP’s allegations that the BJP was run by upper caste people and if they win, the CM would be from the same category, he said that the Bhartiya Janata Party did not do politics based on caste and creed. On being asked about his role after the elections, Maurya said that it depended on the party leadership. He added that the party leadership had given them the responsibility of winning a majority and every worker worked hard for the same.