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BJP Parliamentary Board will decide if UP CM candidate shoud be picked before election: Rajnath Singh

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 6:42 IST

The BJP Parliamentary Board will take a final decision on whether to project someone as Chief Ministerial candidate for the Assembly election in Uttar Pradesh scheduled to be held early next year, senior party leader and Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today.

"As of now, there is no discussion at all in the Parliament Board (on the issue of Chief Ministerial candidate in UP.) When the time will come, the Parliamentary Board will discuss and decide on it," he said.

Singh said the party will take a decision depending on the situation.

When pointed out that BJP won in Assam where it had declared a Chief Ministerial candidate and lost in Bihar polls where nobody was projected for the top job, Singh said despite not declaring a CM candidate, the party won Maharashtra, Haryana, and Jharkhand.

There have been speculations that the party may project Singh, a former Chief Minister, as BJP's face in the Assembly election in UP.

Singh himself, however, ruled out returning to the state politics saying there are many capable leaders who can be the Chief Ministerial candidate.

Asked about his personal opinion on whether the BJP should project someone as CM candidate, Singh said he will place his view before the Parliamentary Board.

-PTI

First published: 19 June 2016, 11:25 IST
 
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