Namo to kickstart BJPs poll campaign in Delhi today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick-start the Bharatiya Janata Party’s campaign for the upcoming Delhi assembly polls at a mega rally at the Ramlila Ground in New Delhi on Saturday. The rally will also be attended by top leaders including the chief ministers of Haryana, Jharkhand and Maharashtra, where the party captured power in recent elections.

Modi will be the face of BJP’s campaign in the city and the party feels the rally will help it build a momentum for the election.

BJP was out of power in Delhi for the past 16 years and its Delhi Chief Satish Upadhyay said the party was confident of winning the polls with a clear majority this time with the help of PM Modi’s charisma.

BJP president Amit Shah, national general (organisation) Ram Lal, Union ministers Arun Jaitely, Venkaiah Naidu and Piyush Goyal will share the dais with PM Modi, besides the seven party Members of Parliament from Delhi.

BJP has made arrangements for around 60,000 people at the venue, even as it has claimed that over one lakh people will be attending the rally. (Read Also: Special traffic arrangements for PM’s rally in Delhi) 

“We are very confident that Delhiites will get a stable government by BJP after the polls. The rally will help in building the momentum for the party’s victory,” BJP’s national vice president in-charge of Delhi Prabhat Jha said.

Asked if PM Modi will announce a full statehood for Delhi in Saturday’s rally, Jha said, “We have already said in our manifesto that if BJP comes to power, we will make Delhi a full state. Let us first come to power, we will definitely work on it.”

Senior BJP leaders said through PM Modi’s rally, party will also gauge the public mood, which will help it prepare a strong strategy for the assembly polls.

“We are very sure that the BJP will definitely get the support of people in the upcoming Assembly polls, as we got in the Lok Sabha polls. The focus of this rally will only be development,” Upadhyay said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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