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ABVP not to campaign for BJP in polls

delhi Updated: Nov 06, 2008 14:56 IST
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BJP's student wing ABVP says that it will not involve itself in the Delhi assembly elections campaign, while its rival Congress-backed NSU(I) cadres will land up at doorsteps seeking votes for their "senior" leaders in the ensuing polls.

"We will not involve in the elections on the organisational level as our mandate is to work for the welfare of the students," ABVP Delhi unit president Raj Kumar Sharma said.

However, he said, there are no restrictions over the members to work for BJP candidates. "It will be their individual decision," he added.

With three weeks to go for the elections, the NSU(I) has charted out an elaborate plan for campaigning which includes door-to-door campaigning, specially targeting first time voters and students.

The NSU(I), which claims having a membership of 40,000 students in Delhi, is expected to field around 20,000 of its cadre in "grassroot campaigning".

"We will work with a specific goal this time. Leaders and cadre will address our target group of students and youths. Our block and college units have been instructed to work in support of Congress candidates in their respective areas," NSU(I) spokesperson Anand Pandey told.