Blue­print for Bat­tle­ground UP

Amit Shah has a multi- lay­ered strat­egy for win­ning Uttar Pradesh

India Today - - NATION -

1 Play up in­clu­sive na­tion­al­ism, in­stead of the VHP- va­ri­ety an­tiMus­lim Hin­dutva. Mantra is de­vel­op­ment mi­nus dis­crim­i­na­tion. 2 Win his­tor­i­cally anti- BJP OBC and Mus­lim votes by re­con­sti­tut­ing ev­ery booth com­mit­tee with pre­cise caste rep­re­sen­ta­tion.

3 Make use of anti- in­cum­bency in the state and Cen­tre.

4 Root out nepo­tism, es­pe­cially in ticket dis­tri­bu­tion.

5 Woo un­de­cided vot­ers to Modi’s fold.

6 Be­come more ac­ces­si­ble to grass­roots work­ers.

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