BJP to go for West Bengal polls without projecting CM face

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BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargia (File Photo)
BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargia (File Photo)

New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to contest the upcoming West Bengal Assembly Elections without projecting any Chief Ministerial candidate and bank upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi's face and his development ideology.

The party will finalize the name of Chief Minister only after coming into the power, Kailash Vijayvargia said on Sunday.

"As of now, it has been decided that we won't project anyone as our chief ministerial face. We will fight under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and win the election. Once voted to power, the legislative party in consultation with central leadership will decide on its chief ministerial choice," Vijayvargiya told PTI.

Answering the question that if the party has anyone's name in its mind, he said, "Time has the answer."

"Right now, our target is to win 220-230 seats in the 294-member assembly. We will achieve our target as we did in the Lok Sabha polls. The issue of projecting a CM face won't be a factor," he said.

Notably, in the states like Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura and more, the party did not have a CM candidate during the elections and chose one only after winning the polls.