About 2,000 local BJP leaders, workers and activists are campaigning in Haryana for the party candidates. The single-phase assembly elections for 91 seats will be held in Haryana on October 15.
State urban administration and development minister Kailash Vijayvargiya, who has been in-charge of Haryana assembly elections. has roped in his supporters and those of his close aide and BJP MLA Ramesh Mendola to work for the party candidates. Most local party members who have gone to campaign in Haryana belong to Sikh, Punjabi, Jaat communities using aggressive campaigns to wrest power.
Unwilling to be officially quoted, the local BJP office has reeled out different figures on how many local party people are camping in Haryana. "About 800," said a city BJP executive member. "There are not less than 2000 party workers and activists in Haryana," said a senior leader.
Vijayvargiya's appointment as BJP leader in-charge of Haryana assembly elections has brought him into party's mainstream politics and many within the party say that his reputation as an invincible politician rests on the outcome of Haryana polls.
Haryana elections are crucial for Vijayvargiya. He won 2013 assembly elections with paper thin margin which dented his dominance. Though Vijayvargiya avoided specific queries on Haryana elections during his visit to Indore last week, he said BJP will sweep polls.