The third phase will cover the Mainpuri-Etawah belt that is SP stronghold, but it is not clear how the family feud will affect its prospects in its pocket-borough.
Party insists that though some SMEs have virtually come to a standstill in parts of UP, yet masses have welcomed note ban in UP.
Contrary to its public posturing that SP is no longer a challenge after the family rift, BJP brass feels CM Akhilesh has emerged stronger after the crisis.
BJP’s two-day national executive in the first week of January will focus on the traction that demonetisation and surgical strike have got among the masses and prepare the broad outline of the strategy for the forthcoming Assembly elections.
BJP claims its staff at headquarters - security personnel, clerks, peons, drivers - are getting salaries in their bank a/cs and are being encouraged to use digital ways.
The Upper House witnessed more action with the first day of the winter session even seeing a discussion on the demonetisation issue.
Ananth Kumar reasoned that if Rahul Gandhi wanted to expose the PM, he could have used the debate on the Taxation Bill to do so.
BJP chief Amit Shah will hold a meeting of party office-bearers and state in-charges on December 15 where the fallout of the drive will be discussed.
The government has time till September 16, 2017, to implement the Goods and Services Tax Act as per the Constitution Amendment Bill passed by both the Houses with two-thirds majority and by half of the states.
Advani, who had openly vented his anger on Wednesday at the Lok Sabha not running smoothly and no discussions taking place, went to meet Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
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