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Rajnath Singh likely to be projected as the face of BJP in UP polls

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

Three days away from the Bharatiya Janata Party's national executive meeting in Allahabad, speculations of Home Minister Rajnath Singh becoming the face of BJP's campaign in Uttar Pradesh have been doing the rounds. Commanding considerable recognition across UP, it wouldn't come as a surprise if Rajnath Singh is chosen to take a leading role in the upcoming UP polls.

The Bharatiya Janata Party, has however, maintained its stance, not making any revelations about their choice of candidate in the state. Media reports however, direct towards the possibility of Singh being considered for the leadership role.

These speculations were fuelled by the expectation that BJP would replicate their Assam strategy, where the declaration of the chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal earlier on had brought them success in the state polls.

"We don't believe in one-size-fits-all school of politics. We won in Maharashtra, Haryana and Jharkhand without projecting anybody, while we lost in Delhi where we had pitched Kiran Bedi as our answer to Arvind Kejriwal," quashing these conjectures, a senior party source was quoted to have said in a Times of Indiareport.

The erstwhile chief minister of UP is however trailing behind Varun Gandhi as the contender for the post of chief minister, according to an ETV poll.

First published: 10 June 2016, 10:52 IST