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BJP leaders to campaign in Haryana from today

With over a fortnight left for the Haryana assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) star campaigners are all set to toil hard in the dusty lanes of the agrarian state from Monday.

chandigarh Updated: Sep 29, 2014 12:12 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Haryana assembly polls,BJP,Amit Shah

With over a fortnight left for the Haryana assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) star campaigners are all set to toil hard in the dusty lanes of the agrarian state from Monday.

BJP national president Amit Shah would conduct three public meetings, including the ones at Tohana, Loharu and Ambala city on Monday, while later in evening, he would address party workers meeting in Rohtak. On Tuesday, he would address public meetings at Nilokheri, Narnaund and Gurgaon.

Haryana BJP co-incharge Anil Jain on Sunday told mediapersons that starting October, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, too, would be in Haryana almost on daily basis, as he is scheduled to address 10 rallies in support of the party candidates in poll fray.

“Other senior party functionaries and cabinet rank ministers who have confirmed their schedule for poll-bound state, include Sushma Swaraj, who hails from Ambala, Smriti Irani, Shivraj Patil, Uma Bharti, Hema Malini, Manoj Bajpai, Prakash Javadekar, Venod Khanna,” added Jain.

“From state, party president Ram Bilas Sharma, union minister Rao Inderjit Singh, Capt. Abhimanyu Sindhu and Om Prakash Dhankar too would tour in the area of their influence,” he said.

Post-poll alliance with INLD not possible: BJP

Ruling out any post-poll alliance in case of split verdict, BJP state co-in-charge Anil Jain on Sunday said the manner in which INLD supremo showed scant respect for law by addressing a rally in Jind, is self explanatory about his character.

“If BJP had to forge an alliance with INLD, it would have been done that in Lok Sabha polls and could have easily won 10 seats. But now those are things of past, as people don’t accept such elements these days," said Jain, adding that BJP was mulling to lodge a complaint against Om Parkash Chautala with the Election Commission of India.

Notably, BJP was in alliance with INLD when it was in power in the state under Om Prakash Chautala.

Speaking about the manifesto, Jain said the party manifesto and accusation letter against ruling party (Congress) in the state would be released in the first week of October. “We are mulling on as who should be roped in for the special occasion,” he added.

Bid to mollify left out ticket aspirants

In a bid to mollify the resentment among ticket aspirants, the state BJP has sought their services in poll management for different assembly constituencies by allotting them designations.

Ramesh Balhara, who failed to get the ticket from Meham segment, as BJP fielded INLD turncoat Shamsher Kharkara, has been appointed as the chief of poll chariots to be used for campaigning in assembly segments.

Kanta Ahalaria, a dalit leader, who merged her IBSP party with the BJP, has been entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring victory of candidates in poll fray from all the 90 assembly segments.

Jagdish Chopra, a ticket aspirant for Sirsa seat, which was allotted to Congress turncoat Sunita Setia, has been asked to prepare a programme chart of BJP key leaders who would be campaigning in the state.

Ram Karan Hooda, a ticket aspirant for Garhi Sampla Kiloi, has been asked to supervise Meham election, while former INLD leader Inder Singh Baraigi has been asked to supervise the Ratia election for the party.

First Published: Sep 28, 2014 23:11 IST