Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014

Should BJP form govt or opt for polls? Decision soon: Upadhyay

Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay, MP Ramesh Bidhuri and senior MLA Jagdish Mukhi met Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday. Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay, MP Ramesh Bidhuri and senior MLA Jagdish Mukhi met Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday.
Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Posted: July 15, 2014 3:15 am

Newly appointed Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay on Monday said a decision on whether the party would try to form a government in the capital or opt for fresh polls would be taken soon.

Upadhyay has cancelled his planned trip to Pune to meet party MPs and MLAs to discuss the political scenario in the capital. He will meet party MPs on Tuesday and MLAs the next day.

The issue of whether the BJP should form a government in the state or opt for fresh polls will, in all likelihood, would be discussed at the meetings. The BJP emerged as the single largest party in the Assembly elections that took place in December last year and with the party in power at the Centre, both the Congress and the AAP are monitoring the developments in the BJP closely.

“The meetings will discuss many issues of the Delhi unit and we need to be in the field among the people,” Upadhyay said. It would be Upadhyay’s first official meeting with MPs and MLAs after he took charge as the BJP’s Delhi unit chief.

Many believe the meeting would allow the new Delhi unit chief as well as party leaders to know each other’s views. “I believe in taking everyone along and that is why I want to hear the views of other leaders, which will then be communicated to the party brass,” he said.
However, many leaders believe that if the party needs to take a decision favouring polls, the sooner it is, the better it will be.

“The pertinent issue that is ailing the party is dilemma and indecisiveness. We need to know whether we should start preparing for polls or focus on government formation. Though most of us would like a government to be in place soon, only the top brass can take a decision on this,” a senior party leader said.

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