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PM Modi begins BJP’s poll campaign in Himachal today, maximum focus will be on Kangra

The BJP is eyeing to wrest power from Congress and has shifted focus on Kangra because whichever party wins maximum numbers in the district forms the government.

HimachalPradeshElection2017 Updated: Nov 02, 2017 10:22 IST
Naresh K Thakur
BJP’s CM candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal and party’s national president Amit Shah during an election rally at Gandhi Chowk in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, on Wednesday.
BJP’s CM candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal and party’s national president Amit Shah during an election rally at Gandhi Chowk in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, on Wednesday. (Anil Dayal/ HT Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will start campaigning for November 9 assembly polls in Himachal on Thursday with back to back rallies in Fatehpur assembly segment of Kangra district and Nahan in Sirmour.

Modi will address seven rallies in as many assembly constituencies across the state in the next four days.

Three rallies will take place in Kangra, the politically significant district that sends 15 legislators to the 68-member House.

On November 4, Modi will address rallies at Rait in Kangra and Sundernagar in Mandi district.

The Prime Minister will address three rallies on the last day of the campaign at Una, Palampur and Kullu.

The saffron party is eyeing to wrest power from Congress and has shifted focus on Kangra because whichever party wins more seats in the district forms the government.

BJP national president Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath are among the battery of leaders campaigning across Himachal Pradesh.

Already got a shot in the arm after party named veteran leader Prem Kumar Dhumal as its chief ministerial face, the BJP’s campaign will further bolster PM Modi’s rallies.