‘Part of strategy’: BJP to hold conferences in Muslim areas in UP ahead of LS polls

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. [File Photo]

Lucknow: With an eye on the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP is planning to hold conferences in various parliamentary constituencies of Muslim areas in western Uttar Pradesh starting from Muzaffarnagar next month.

“Muslim Jat, Muslim Rajput, Muslim Gurjar, and Muslim Tyagi communities have a sizeable number of voters in western Uttar Pradesh. In almost every Lok Sabha constituency of Western Uttar Pradesh, their population is on an average 2.5 lakh,” Uttar Pradesh BJP Minority Morcha president Kunwar Basit Ali told PTI.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Bahujan Samaj Party had won Nagina, Amroha, Bijnor and Saharanpur in western Uttar Pradesh.

Apart from this, Samajwadi Party candidates had won the Moradabad and Sambhal seats in western Uttar Pradesh.

The BJP is making a comprehensive strategy to win the Lok Sabha seats lost in the last polls and these conferences are also part of this strategy.

“Yes, of course we can call it a part of the strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections,” Ali was quoted as saying.

Presently, out of 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state, the ruling BJP has 65 seats.

Apart from this, the Bahujan Samaj Party has 10 seats, the Samajwadi Party has three and BJP’s ally Apna Dal-Sonelal has two seats, the news agency report said.

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