High on the spirit of sweeping elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Maharashtra BJP unit is mulling to hold mid term polls in the state.
According to highly placed sources in BJP, the idea was discussed in the core committee meeting in Mumbai today evening. The Meeting was chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
A senior BJP Minister on the condition of anonymity told India Today that the BJP wants to get rid of the constantly nagging Shiv Sena. According to the minister BJP discussed has discussed two different proposals.
According to the first proposal the BJP is trying to poach upon 29 opposition MLAs who are in touch with BJP. According to the minister, 15 MLAs are from Congress and 14 from NCP. "These MLAs will resign and seek re-election. According to a survey conducted by the BJP 21 out of these 29 MLAs are sure to be re-elected on BJP ticket." said the minister.
The second idea is to hold mid-term polls and contest on their own. "We can take quick popular policy decisions in Monsoon Session and go for mid-term poll. According to BJPs survey the party will cross 200+ in the polls," the minister added.
Both the proposals will be sent to parliamentary committee for approval.
The relations between the BJP and Shivsena are facing rough weather since the Municipal Corporation polls. The Sena has warned the BJP saying that the State govt is on a notice period. Shivsena also has been vocal against the state govt over loan waiver for farmers. Bouyed by its success 8n the recently concluded assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP feels that it can repeat the feat in Maharashtra as well.