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Delhi BJP to kick off campaign on Modi’s birthday

The announcement came a day after the party declared the Gujarat chief minister as its PM candidate.

As a tribute to Narendra Modi,the party’s Delhi unit will launch its election campaign for the Assembly elections on Modi’s birthday — September 17. The announcement came a day after the party declared the Gujarat chief minister as its PM candidate.

Delhi BJP chief Vijay Goel on Saturday pinned all hopes on “Modi’s charisma”,saying that the party’s decision to anoint Modi as the PM candidate would help it win the Delhi elections. “I believe that with him as the party’s prime ministerial candidate,the BJP will enjoy a huge advantage in the Delhi elections,” Goel said

Goel announced a massive rally of BJP workers at the Talkatora Stadium on September 17. A hawan will be performed at BJP’s Delhi office in the morning and the party will also distribute 101 kg of laddus at the Hanuman Mandir in Connaught Place,Goel said.

While Amit Shah will represent Modi on September 17,BJP’s national President Rajnath Singh and Delhi election incharge Nitin Gadkari will kickstart the campaign,which will also be attended by senior leaders Sushma Swaraj,Arun Jaitley,and Shahnawaz Hussain.

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The BJP looks to tap Delhi’s rural electorate in the 20 Assembly constituencies,and will also launch the party’s “Badlo Delhi” campaign on September 18.

“Nearly 20 seats have a majority of rural voters and we cannot ignore them. Through road shows,we will highlight failures of the Delhi government,” Goel said. The BJP is also ready with radio advertisements on “price rise,power and water woes and corruption”. The party has also composed special songs for their ‘Badlo Delhi’ campaign. “Besides this,a film on the problems of Delhi and its solution will be shown in all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi through a ‘video rath’,” Goel said.

Former Delhi BJP president Vijendra Gupta said the September 29 Japanese park rally to be addressed by Modi will be a success,with one lakh invitation cards already sent to RWAs,traders’ associations and prominent citizens from various fields.