'BJP not to announce CM candidate for UP polls'

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Lucknow, April 16: Uttar Pradesh BJP president Keshav Maurya on Saturday said the party will not announce a chief ministerial candidate in the run up to the assembly polls scheduled for early next year, rather thelegislators would decide it after polls.

In Mirzapur, as part of his campaign across the state after being appointed the new state chief, Maurya also said the decision about the chief ministerial candidate would be decided after the elections were over, in the event of a win.

UP poll:BJP not to announce CM candidate

"Party legislators will decide the name after the polls," he told media persons after praying before Goddess Vindhyavasini.

He also said a meeting of the state executive would be held in Lucknow on April 24, that will also deliberate on the names of the potential candidates for the state assembly polls.

Stating that development would be BJP's main poll plank in the polls, Maurya claimed the party would win 265 seats in the 404-seat state assembly.

IANS

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