The political observers see it as a trick of the BSP chief to keep Congress away from the political landscape of UP, which plays a very crucial role in the formation of any goverment at the centre.
The Union Home Ministry has sent a letter to the states and Union Territories stating that Shah will be protected under ASL (advanced security liaison), along with his Z+ security entitlements.
PM Modi sought to project the image of a confident BJP that would easily retain power in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, while Amit Shah claimed the BJP is destined to rule for 50 years.
BJP will contest the 2019 LS elections under Shah, but Narendra Modi will be the star campaigner of the party during both parliamentary polls and the ensuing Assembly elections in five states.
The BJP will hold a two-day meeting amid unrest among upper castes over its pro-Dalit push, with key focus on Vajpayee's legacy and strategies for the upcoming state and assembly elections.
In an exclusive interview to The Sunday Standard, Salman Khurshid also spoke of the party’s debacle in Uttar Pradesh, and its position on the law punishing instant triple talaq among Muslims.
Importantly, the BSP had played a spoilsport for the Congress by dividing the opposition votes in the 2013 Assembly polls.
Of the leaders chosen by the party president to accomplish ‘Mission 300’ in the next Lok Sabha polls, three are from UP.