BHOPAL : Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan will be one of the star campaigners in the Assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra. Chauhan would address public meetings in Haryana on October 5, besides interacting with the party workers. He would be on tour of Maharashtra from October 11 to 13 and would address a dozen public meetings.
Amongst leaders from the state, besides Chauhan, Union minister for water resources Uma Bharati has been designated star campaigner for both the states. Minister for urban administration and development Kailash Vijayvargiya, who is BJP election in-charge of Haryana, has been declared star campaigner there.
The Congress too has designated leaders from the State, including former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh and former Union Ministers Kamalnath and Jyotiraditya Scindia as star campaigners. The leaders from Madhya Pradesh have been given relatively more importance in Assembly elections in comparison with leaders from other states. Around 1000 workers of state BJP have been deployed in Haryana and Maharashtra each for campaigning. Moreover, BJP state organisational general secretary Arvind Menon has been given the charge of Vidharbha. The Congress, apart from these three stalwarts from the state, has not asked any other leader to campaign in these two states. A senior Congress leader maintains that leaders of the poll-bound states are rather reluctant to invite leaders from MP for campaigning as the party is not doing well in the state.