Three more rallies of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, are lined up in Delhi before the assembly elections.
Delhi election in-charge Nitin Gadkari said Modi had agreed to be in Delhi for three days - November 23, 30 and December 1. “We are working on the venue and other details,” said Gadkari.
Party sources said campaigning in Madhya Pradesh would end on November 23. He is expected to address a meeting in Delhi on the evening itself.
The rallies will be targeted at the Aam Aadmi Party. “The thrust will be to bring to light the perspective that AAP is working in tandem with the Congress so that the focus shifts from the poor governance of Congress before the elections,” added another leader.
“Modiji is expected to be in Delhi on November 30, which is a Saturday. He has informed the state unit that he is available for campaigning and he will address meetings wherever they say,” said a senior BJP leader.
Senior leaders said poor governance of the Congress would be the focus of all the rallies.
Earlier, senior leaders, including Modi, were supposed to campaign only for a day each. But the party decided to go full guns for the Delhi elections.
Modi told the Delhi unit that these elections were crucial keeping in mind the general elections and the mood of the voters was in BJP’s favour.
“On December 1, he will address a public meet after returning from Jammu and Kashmir. The last rally of Narendra Modi elicited tremendous response from the public and we are hoping to repeat the same,” added another leader.
BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said a number of other senior leaders would campaign for the Delhi elections. These include LK Advani, Varun Gandhi, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitely, Rajnath Singh, Vinod Khanna.