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Anti-incumbency, leadership will be key poll factors: Jaitley

BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the main focus of the upcoming elections would be anti-incumbency and referendum on the leadership. “I believe there will be only two characters in the coming elections. First, it will be an anti-incumbency election and second it will be a referendum on the leadership".

india Updated: Oct 01, 2013 22:35 IST

BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said the main focus of the upcoming elections would be anti-incumbency and referendum on the leadership. “I believe there will be only two characters in the coming elections. First, it will be an anti-incumbency election and second it will be a referendum on the leadership. And we will be ahead on both,” he said.

“(Our) opposition will try to change this agenda. Don’t cooperate with them in doing so. They will duck the leadership referendum and run away from it and they will give some ideological slogans to avoid the anti-incumbency factor,” said the leader while speaking at the National Workshop: Media, Social Media and Information Technology, organised by the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha in Kanpur.

He called attention to the response at Narendra Modi’s Trichy rally. “There was a huge crowd. This is a signal of change. These are not the ordinary crowds — disillusioned people are looking for hope. So, the people have high expectations from us”, he said.

The BJP has appointed the Gujarat CM Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for the next general elections.