Union Home Minister Amit Shah at a public meeting ahead of the upcoming Delhi assembly election, at Bhati Mines, Chhatarpur, in New Delhi on January 30, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah at a public meeting ahead of the upcoming Delhi assembly election, at Bhati Mines, Chhatarpur, in New Delhi on January 30, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)

Delhi assembly election 2020: PM Modi, UP CM Yogi Adityanath to add power to BJP election campaign

Yogi’s meeting at Okhla is planned just a few kilometres from Shaheen Bagh, where hundreds of people are sitting on protest for the past 47 days.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 07:29 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath will address public meetings at Okhla industrial area on February 2 as part of the party’s campaign for the February 8 Assembly elections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold two meetings in Delhi on February 3 and 4

In the last leg of campaigning, Yogi is scheduled to address multiple public meetings, some of which will be in Muslim-dominated areas such as Okhla and Mustafabad.

Yogi’s meeting at Okhla is planned just a few kilometres from Shaheen Bagh, where hundreds of people are sitting on protest for the past 47 days.

Confirming Yogi’s schedule, South Delhi MP Ramesh Bidhuri said, “He will hold meetings in Tughlaqabad and Badarpur assembly segments. In Tughlaqabad, the meeting will be held at Okhla industrial areas.”

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said Modi’s first public meeting would be held at the CBD Ground in Karkardooma in east Delhi around 2.30 pm on February 3. Modi’s second public meeting will be held at Ramleela Ground in Dwarka sector 14 on February 4.

“Elections campaigns are continuing in full swing and in the coming week, two important public meetings will be held, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the gathering on February 3 and 4. These rallies will be held in support of BJP candidates from 20 assembly segments each in east and west Delhi,” Harsh Vardhan said.

Campaigning for the elections will conclude at 5 pm on February 6 and polling for the 70-member assembly will take place on February 8. The results will be declared on February 11.

A senior BJP functionary said the dates and places for the rally were yet to be decided but he said the UP CM would campaign for three to four days in the national capital.

“Yogiji is likely to address public meetings in Mustafabad and Karawal Nagar in northeast Delhi after February 1. Other places and dates are still being decided as the schedule for his rallies is being prepared,” the BJP leader said, requesting not to be named.

The development was also confirmed by another Delhi BJP functionary.

Union home minister Amit Shah addressed public meetings in Chhatarpur, Malviya Nagar and RK Puram in south Delhi. He also held a road show in Kasturba Nagar area of south Delhi.

In his public meetings, Shah hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party for allegedly failing to provide better healthcare and education facilities and also not fulfilling its promises.

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