'Ghar aaja pardesi tera Vote bulaye re'. The state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has literally modified the Bollywood number to suit its election campaign wooing Rajasthanis living and working outside the state. The party has directed the booth level committees to prepare a list of people living outside the state but registered as voters here.
The committees have been assigned the responsibility of persuading such people to come and cast their vote. In order to facilitate voting, the committees have been asked to make arrangements for taking such voters to the polling booth.
Besides, the BJP residents' cell is urging companies and organizations, where such people are employed outside the state, to provide them leave so that they could come for voting.
"A large number of people from the state have migrated to nearby states for jobs and labour. We are contacting our old workers who have left the state in search of livelihood. We want them to come back and vote," said convener of BJP residents' cell, Pradeep Sikhwal. He said people working even in South India are being approached. He said the efforts are being made to fulfill 'Target 25' - to win all 25 parliamentary seats.
Meanwhile, the Jaipur city tempo operators union decided to support the BJP in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. The party leaders are considering it a major step as auto operators "were considered supporters of Aam Aadmi Party," said media cell in-charge Vimal Katiyar. He said a number of union leaders and members adopted primary membership of the party on Sunday.
Four rallies of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the state have been finalised. He will addressed two rallies on April 7, at Jayal in Nagaur constituency and Ratkudiya at Pali constituency.
On April 12, Modi will address a rally at Saladia in Banswara constituency and second rally at Pachpadra in Barmer.
The rally in Barmer is crucial as former union minister and ex-BJP leader Jaswant Singh is contesting as an independent from the seat.