Uttar Pradesh, 21 Sept – The Bharatiya Janata Party has begun planning for the Lok Sabha elections in 2024, which are still around one and a half years away. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, a former Union minister, is also observed quickening the pace during this time. He recently travelled to Uttar Pradesh.
The unique aspect is that the BJP-run state has a sizable Muslim population, which is led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Naqvi, who is seen as a key Muslim representative for the BJP, is ready to step up his political activity in UP.
He may shortly travel to Rampur, Lucknow, Allahabad, and Moradabad, according to reports. In these regions, a large percentage of the population is from a minority group. The former Union minister would arrange “Samwad” meetings and strengthen relationships with Muslim organisations while in Uttar Pradesh.
Naqvi had already been given the Kargil Lok Sabha seat by the BJP. The BJP took control of this seat for the first time in 2014 and continued to do so in 2019, but in the most recent council elections in Ladakh, the BJP was defeated by the Congress. About 55% of voters in the Kargil Lok Sabha seat are Muslims.
While 42% of voters identify as Buddhists,Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar, might also look to UP for the Lok Sabha elections in 2024. According to rumours, CM Kumar has received a proposal from the Janata Dal United chapter in UP to run for office from that state.
Additionally, Nitish might soon speak at rallies in Jaunpur and Mirzapur. The Bihar Chief Minister has been advised to run from either Mirzapur, Phulpur, or Ambedkar Nagar on behalf of the state unit.