Auraiya, Feb 20 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari has said that his party is committed to the upliftment of poor farmers in Uttar Pradesh.
"The BJP wants to change the face of India and Uttar Pradesh and forge a path of progress for it. We are not taking part in the rat race for the post of chief minister or prime minister. We are in politics to benefit poor farmers in the state. We want to rebuild India and help it reach the number one spot in the world," Gadkari told a gathering here.
He also urged voters to refrain from caste or community based voting.
"I urge you all not to cast votes based on caste or community. If you continue to vote based on these two parameters, the state of Uttar Pradesh will never be able to progress," said Gadkari.
The Uttar Pradesh polls are being viewed as an opportunity for major political parties to re-establish their foothold in the country's fifth largest and most populous state. new 403-member state assembly will be elected in March. The poll results will broadly indicate trends for the 2014 general elections. (ANI)
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