Allahabad, June 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is aiming the bird's eye in the UP Assembly election due early next year even though the BJP is not in its best shape in the most important state of the Union. The BJP conducted a two-day national executive in the state as a preparation for the polls. [PM warns party over black money]
Modi himself is also aware of the fact and besides the regular oratory at rallies, he has prescribed seven Ss to his party members to work on to ensure that the party return to power in the state. [Modi takes potshots at SP, BSP]
The seven Ss are---Sevabhab (service), Santulan (balance), Sangyam (restraint), Samanyay (coordination), Sakaratmok (positive), Samvedana (sensitive) and Samvad (dialogue). [Modi makes emotional appeal like Mamata]
According to BJP top sources, Modi is aware of the fact that these are the seven areas where the party has to improve. The BJP top brass has expressed its displeasure over the exhibition of excessive support for party's MP Varun Gandhi, who has taken a substantive lead over others as the most preferred CM candidate for the state, as recent surveys have shown.
In the middle of the internal competition to emerge as the party's face for UP and the compulsion of caste politics, it is Modi himself who is spearheading the BJP in the state and is blending all sorts of strategy (hot and cold) to bring the house in order. Only after setting his house in order can Modi's BJP aspire to take on powerful rivals like the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party in the prestigious battle.
The battle for Lucknow will be the second biggest one for Modi-led BJP in the Hindi heartland after the Bihar poll of 2015. Since the NDA faced a humiliating loss against the grand alliance of Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad and the Congress in Patna, it has even more reason to prove that the 2014 result was not a fluke.