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Modi to tour country from July

Within a week of his elevation as the head of the BJP’s Lok Sabha election campaign committee,Gujarat Chief Minister

Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Published: June 14, 2013 1:04 am

Within a week of his elevation as the head of the BJP’s Lok Sabha election campaign committee,Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has planned a tour across the country,which is likely to start in the first week of July,it is learnt. Modi will first visit states where Assembly elections are scheduled later this year. Besides holding public meetings,Modi will hold separate meetings with office-bearers of the party’s state units and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and plan the election campaign for the states.

A senior BJP leader told The Indian Express that Modi will pay special attention to UP where the party was hopeful of polarisation of votes in its favour. “Modi will come to UP some time in August. He will hold major rallies here,as the party sees a potential to increase its Lok Sabha seats here,” he said. The leader said Modi has his sights set on states where there was more potential to raise the party’s vote share. “There is no point in wasting time in states like Kerala where the party has no base. Modi will focus rather states like UP and Bihar where a strong polarisation of Hindu votes in BJP’s favour can be expected,” said the leader.

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