Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

New Delhi: As BJP seeks to wrest control of Haryana and Maharashtra from Congress in October 15 assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the party’s campaign in the two states from October 4.

BJP sources said party veterans L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi will also campaign in Maharashtra. However, they may not campaign in Haryana as their names are not among the star campaigners.

According to sources, the Prime Minister will address 10 rallies starting October 4 in Haryana and another two dozen rallies in Maharashtra.

On the first day of his campaign, Modi will address four rallies – one in Haryana and three in Maharashtra at Kohlapur, Beed and Mumbai.

BJP Chief Ministers Shivraj Singh Chouhan of Madhya Pradesh, Raman Singh of Chhattisgarh Vasundhara Raje of Rajasthan, Manohar Parrikar of Goa and Anandiben Patel of Gujarat will also campaign in Haryana and Maharashtra, besides party chief Amit Shah and a host of other top leaders, including Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley.

In Haryana, the Prime Minister will address one election rally each from October 4 to 10 and three rallies across the state on October 11.

Maharashtra being a bigger states, Modi will address at least three rallies everyday followed by four rallies on the last day of the campaign on October 13.

Top party leaders held meetings in Delhi, Rohtak and Mumbai to chalk out final plans of campaign in the coming assembly polls. Final touches are being given to the campaign plan which will be cleared by the Prime Minister after his return from the United States.

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