Newly appointed State BJP election co in-charge cum Minister of road construction department in Bihar Government Nand Kishore Yadav on Wednesday exuded confidence of BJP repeating the Lok Sabha election performance in the Assembly elections in Jharkhand. He said for party, it is immaterial, who is contesting against BJP, as party is confident of making a landslide victory in election and able to form the Government of its own.
Yadav, taking to media persons for the first time after assuming charge said, “In Jharkhand, the party is least bothered, who is contesting against BJP. The party has set a target of 65 plus seats after getting feedbacks from party cadres working on ground.”
He further said, “The party has fixed a target of enrolling 25 lakh new members across the State by year-end Assembly elections and in this connection, all MPs and Ministers have been asked to camp at party’s organisational mandals till August 31.” The leaders camping at mandals will oversee membership drive apart from carrying out membership drive reaching people at booth level.
The Central BJP to oversee poll preparations in four poll bound states has appointed election in-charge and co in-charge for four States. Senior BJP leader from Rajasthan Om Prakash Mathur has been appointed as election in-charge of BJP, while Yadav has been made as his deputy. Mathur to oversee BJP poll preparations is to visit Ranchi next week.
Yadav on his first visit to Jharkhand after becoming election in-charge on Tuesday hold the core committee meeting. Sources said that within a month this is second core committee meet of BJP in Jharkhand. On July 13-14, when BJP working president JP Nadda visited Jharkhand he held a meeting of the core group of the state BJP discussing the party’s preparation and candidates for the upcoming assembly elections.
On whether BJP will ally with other parties in Jharkhand for year-end Assembly election, he said BJP alliance in Jharkhand is with AJSU party and in future no other parties will be included in the alliance.
He also said that JDU alliance with BJP is limited in Bihar. Yadav said, “In Bihar both the parties have joined hands on the issue of development and the alliance is limited in Bihar.” The Bihar Minister’s statement assumes importance as in past few weeks, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s party JDU has taken a separate stands on different issue. The JDU has opposed abrogation of Article 370 and 35 (A) of Indian Constitution. The party has also staged a walkout from Rajya Sabha on the issue of triple talaq bill passed in upper house of Parliament.
Yadav also predicted that RJD will face same consequences in Bihar, which the party faced in Jharkhand. He said, “The people of country have come to know about the reality of caste based parties (read RJD and Samajwadi Party). These parties sole aim is to promote their family and they are least concern about people.”