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BJP targets tribals in Azad?s name

THE BJP is mobilising tribals in Jhabua district in a big way for Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan?s proposed visit on February 27 to mark the martyr Chandrashekhar Azad birth centenary programmes.

india Updated: Feb 26, 2006 15:51 IST

THE BJP is mobilising tribals in Jhabua district in a big way for Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s proposed visit on February 27 to mark the martyr Chandrashekhar Azad birth centenary programmes.

That Azad was born at Bhabra in Jhabua would be helping the BJP and the saffron brigade’s cause in Jhabua district where the BJP won all the five assembly seats in 2003 Assembly elections.

Party sources said the CM’s second visit to Jhabua within a short span of time (On January 26 he hoisted the national tri-colour at Jhabua) assumed much significance. His visit to Jhabua on February 27 would coincide Uma Bharti’s Jan Adesh Yatra in Malwa region.

He would attend the birth centenary celebrations programme at 1 pm. The ministers- Vijay Shah, Prakash Sonkar and Laxmikant Sharma- would also be present on the occasion. He would also perform bhoomipujan of Azad Memorial, the demand for which was being raised since a long time.

Sources said the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders were trying to make the CM’s visit to Jhabua a grand affair by ensuring a huge congregation of tribals. Words were doing the rounds in the BJP circles that there would be efforts to bring about 1 to 1.5 lakh tribals to the meeting venue.

First Published: Feb 26, 2006 15:51 IST