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Modi to kick off BJP’s poll campaign in Punjab next month

punjab Updated: Nov 07, 2016 19:58 IST
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Gearing up for the upcoming assembly polls in Punjab, the BJP has planned a rally to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in December, besides a programme where party chief Amit Shah will address booth-level workers in the state.

With the Congress and AAP accusing the SAD-BJP government of having failed on all fronts, the BJP has decided to contest the polls on the plank of development work carried out by the current regime in last 10 years, while highlighting the “failures” of the opposition parties.

“We have planned a big rally in the middle of December which will be addressed by PM Narendra Modi,” said Punjab BJP president Vijay Sampla. The venue for the rally has not been finalised yet.

The saffron party has also planned to hold a booth “sammelan” which will be addressed by party’s chief Amit Shah.

“A booth sammelan will be held in which Amit Shah will be present. The date is yet to be finalised for this event,” Sampla said.

In this “sammelan”, the BJP chief will address booth-level workers of 23 assembly constituencies in which there are 4,000 booths, he said. The party has also planned to hold four more rallies which will witness participation of various Union ministers and senior leaders of the party.

Plans are afoot to invite Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, and other senior leaders for the rallies.

The four big rallies will be organised for Scheduled Castes (SC), farmers, women and youth at Jalandhar, Fazilka, Patiala and Amritsar. “Developmental works carried out by the Akali-BJP regime during the last 10 years and the progress made under Narendra Modi-led Centre will be our agenda for the upcoming state polls,” said Sampla.