The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wants to fight the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in May 2012 on the basis of a comprehensive development agenda and on the promise of restoring law and order in the state. And the BJPs prime ministerial candidate for 2014 will be decided by the partys central parliamentary board.
Rajnath Singh was president of the BJP as well as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. A section of critics are of the opinion that he did not do well in either of the jobs. But he remains unflappable and he is fully engaged in reviving the faded fortunes of the party in the UP and looks realistically at what would happen in 2014.
He said contest in UP is between Bahujan Samaj Party (SP'>BSP), Samajwadi Party (SP) and the BJP, and that the Congress is not a serious contender because it is much too weak as an organisation in the state.