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Harsh Vardhan in charge, RSS takes up campaigning in Delhi

Senior BJP leaders having lunch at the party headquarters on Saturday ahead of a press conference. Praveen Khanna Senior BJP leaders having lunch at the party headquarters on Saturday ahead of a press conference. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)
Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Posted: February 23, 2014 12:25 am

After the BJP faced flak for inefficient door-to-door campaigning in the run-up to the Assembly elections held last December, the RSS has taken up the task in an effort to recapture votes that were lost to the Aam Aadmi Party. The move comes after Harsh Vardhan, who is known to be close to the RSS, took over as Delhi BJP chief.

Sources claimed that the RSS has already completed one round of door-to-door surveys. It is learnt that the organisation has been given a free hand in monitoring campaign activities in Delhi.

The RSS is aiming to get first-timers, the youth and women back in its fold.

“The RSS has taken charge of various tasks which will be crucial for our victory in LS elections. It has completed one round of door-to-door campaigning and surveys.

Our focus is to get back the youth votes that went to the AAP,” a senior BJP leader said. Apart from checking the voters’ list in each locality, the RSS cadre is also working on generating mass support for BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

After the BJP failed to get a majority in the Assembly elections, the party brass acknowledged that they could not do door-to-door campaigning effectively due to differences in the party. Much of this was blamed on former Delhi BJP chief  Vijay Goel’s style of functioning.

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