PM Narendra Modi rally to kick off BJP campaign

Many party leaders believe the coming elections aren’t about victory alone, but victory with a clear majority.

Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published: December 28, 2014 2:32:04 am
BJP supporters campaign in Connaught Place on Saturday. (Source: Express photo by Praveen Khanna) BJP supporters campaign in Connaught Place on Saturday. (Source: Express photo by Praveen Khanna)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in the capital on January 10, officially launching the party’s campaign for the Delhi Assembly elections.

Recently elected BJP chief ministers Manohar Lal Khattar, Jharkhand CM-designate Raguvar Das and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis are likely to attend the rally, where they would be felicitated. The rally will be held at Ramlila Maidan.

The party, which has yet to announce its chief ministerial candidate for the national capital, hopes to ride to victory on the back of Modi. As the election commission is expected to announce the Assembly elections anytime, the BJP is planning to highlight the party’s
“achievements” in other states such as Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir in the run-up to elections in the capital.

When asked about the rally, Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said, “We have requested the PM to address the rally and it will be a grand launch of the party’s campaign.”

Senior leaders believe felicitating BJP CMs at the rally would strike a chord with city voters, especially the migrant population. “And with Modi leading the campaign, we would surely win the elections,” one leader said.

Many party leaders believe the coming elections aren’t about victory alone, but victory with a clear majority.

“No one wants a deadlock again, so people would need to give one party absolute majority this time,” a senior party leader said.

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