To declare or not to declare is the question that daunts the BJP in Uttar Pradesh. Will it field a Chief Ministerial candidate or not is the question and sources within the party tell OneIndia that their priority now is to campaign and no decision in this regard has been taken as yet.
There are a couple of things that the BJP would need to consider before it decides on announcing its CM candidate in the poll bound UP. The BJP is up against the likes of Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati, two very known faces in the state.
Sometime back there was a strong rumour that the BJP would announce the name of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, as the CM candidate. Singh was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, but why would he want to go to the state when he is number 2 man in the Union Government. It would be interesting to see who are the probable candidates for the BJP to appoint as CM in case it wins the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2017. BJP insiders say that there are some names in mind, but they have consciously decided not to field a CM candidate ahead of the polls. Once the polls are done and if we have won then the leader would be elected, the BJP leader also informed.(ONE INDIA,2017)