03/01/2016 5:01 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

BJP Will Contest Uttar Pradesh Assembly Polls On Its Own, Says Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

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ALLAHABAD, INDIA - 2014/09/18: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi speaks before the crowd during his visit at Allahabad Railway Station for a press conference regarding political issues, in Allahabad. (Photo by Amar Deep/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would contest the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls on its own.

Naqvi said the BJP has now emerged as a strong political force in Uttar Pradesh.

"The people have seen the governance of BSP, they are now seeing the SP's governance where there is only corruption and misrule. The people of Uttar Pradesh want relief from all this. The BJP will contest the elections on its own and even form the government," Naqvi told ANI here.

In the civic body polls held in November, the BJP had lost in many constituencies. The party had reportedly lost 50 seats out of 58 in Varanasi, which is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency.

The BJP could only win four of the 28 seats in Home Minister Rajnath Singh's Lucknow constituency, while it lost 49 out of the 56 seats in Union Minister Kalraj Mishra's Deora constituency.

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