In the 2024 mission, the BJP is likely to cut the ticket of many sitting MPs for 80 Lok Sabha seats in UP.

Lucknow: 80 Lok Sabha MPs are elected from Uttar Pradesh and the BJP aims to win all 80 seats in the state in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP has started working fast on multiple fronts simultaneously to win all 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state. The party’s focus is on the 16 Lok Sabha seats that it lost in 2019 and the seats that BJP MPs are continuously winning. Especially in seats won by the same leader in previous Lok Sabha elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the party’s most popular face in the Lok Sabha elections, but at the local level the popularity of MPs and their relationship with the public plays an important role in victory or defeat. Several times the BJP has cut the tickets of its elected leaders massively before unleashing anti-incumbency against the leaders of various states and the BJP has also benefited from it. Therefore, MPs who have won consecutive elections from the same seat on a BJP ticket, especially those who won from the same constituency in 2014 and 2019 elections, will have to prove their popularity to retain the seat in 2024.

The top leaders of the party regularly visit different areas of Uttar Pradesh and take feedback on the activities of the MPs. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brijesh Pathak, newly appointed state president Bhupendra Chaudhary and UP BJP General Secretary Dharampal are regularly visiting various districts of the state to review the preparations for the Lok Sabha elections. Comments are being accepted on the performance and popularity of MPs.

If sources are to be believed, the BJP will also conduct a survey at various levels on candidate selection and based on the report of all these surveys, it will be decided which leader to contest from which seat. Which MP’s seat should be changed and which MP’s ticket should be cut? Now let’s talk about the 16 Lok Sabha seats in which the BJP alliance had to face defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP won 62 seats and its ally Apna Dal won 2 seats.

In that election, the BJP won Amethi, the Congress’s strongest bastion, but failed to defeat Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareli. While the Samajwadi Party managed to salvage strongholds like Mainpuri, Asamgarh and Rampur in 2019 (though the BJP had won Asamgarh and Rampur in the recent by-elections), Mayawati’s BSP also managed to balance the regional equations. He bagged 10 seats, benefiting from his alliance with SP. But in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP aims to win all 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state by breaking the stronghold of opposition leaders including Sonia Gandhi and Mulayam Singh Yadav. That is why BJP is making special preparations for these 16 seats.

The party has found weak booths in all these 16 seats. Most of these weak booths are Yadav, Muslim and Jatav dominated. Booths will be arranged in these seats and the party will be prepared. The BJP has already fielded an army of ministers to surround senior opposition leaders in these seats. Ministers of the Modi government regularly visit these Lok Sabha constituencies.

Sonia Gandhi’s parliamentary constituency Rae Bareli has been given charge to Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Mulayam Singh Yadav’s parliamentary constituency Mainpuri to Union Minister Jitendra Singh. Both the leaders have been given charge of several other seats. Union Ministers Ashwini Vaishnav and Annapurna Devi have also been given charge of the three Lok Sabha seats they lost in 2019.

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