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Prez election in mind, UP polls do-or-die battle for BJP: CPI

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The today claimed that the is treating the Assembly polls as a do-or-die battle to ensure victory of its nominee in the upcoming Presidential

"The result of polls are most important for the Presidential slated for July. The wants to ensure that a person of background enters the Rashtrapati Bhawan," National Secretary Kumar Anjaan claimed.

President Pranab Mukherjee's tenure as the Head of the State ends in July. He had assumed office on July 25, 2012.

"will need votes of MLAs for seeing its candidate through to the highest constitutional post and the of Punjab, and UP elections will be deciding factors. So these elections are most important for the party," he said.

"Keeping this in mind, Prime Minister Modi and his ministers are going all out in polls and treating it as do-or-die battle," the leader claimed.

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First Published: Fri, February 17 2017. 17:57 IST