New Delhi : BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi has a packed fortnight of campaigning from Thursday in the four poll-bound states as he is in great demand from the party’’s state and local units to hold more rallies.
He has agreed to campaign for one day extra than scheduled in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and for three days instead of one in Delhi “on special demand,” BJP poll coordinator and vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi announced on Tuesday. He has already held huge public meetings in each of these states even before this round of campaign.
Naqvi said Modi has decided to campaign in Delhi for three days to remove the impression going out that he had kept only one day for it since he was reluctant to associate with the Delhi campaign as he had assessed slim chances for the BJP to upstage the Congress in power for the last 15 years under Sheila Dikshit.
Modi will be campaigning in the BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh for the second round of polling on November 14 and 15 while he will be in another BJP-ruled state of Madhya Pradesh that goes to polls on November 25 for five days on November 18, 20, 21, 22 and 23.
Instead of three days, he will now campaign in the Congress-ruled Rajasthan for four days on November 19, 24, 25 and 28. The state is going to polls on December 1. In between, he will campaign for a day in Delhi and again for two days after November 28 in the capital that goes to polls on December 4.