PM Narendra Modi to lead BJP's 'Mission Delhi'?
After tasting success in the General Elections and assembly polls in several states, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to ride the 'Modi wave' in the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls as well, says sources.
New Delhi: After tasting success in the General Elections and assembly polls in several states, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to ride the 'Modi wave' in the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls as well, says sources.
The BJP has prepared a blueprint for Delhi polls seeking to ride on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity. Keeping this in mind, the PM is likely to address four or five major rallies in the capital covering all seven Lok Sabha seats and major Assembly constituencies, party sources informed.
PM's first rally will be at Ramlila Maidan on January 10, 2015 and chief ministers of all BJP-ruled states are likely to be present there.
With a target of 45 to 50 seats in the 70-member-Assembly in mind, the BJP has zeroed-in on slogans like 'Chalo Chale Modi Ke Saath - Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas' for its Delhi campaign.
The saffron party will not name any chief ministerial candidates in the capital, sources added. But when the time comes, it could appoint a new face or name a member of the Modi Cabinet as the chief minister of Delhi.
The party considers that it has a stronghold over Punjabi and Jat communities and will look to woo voters from Poorvanchal residing in the capital and the SC community and slum-dwellers.
The BJP has secured 32 seats in the 2013 Assembly polls. After winning 28 seats, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had formed government with Congress' outside support. The government led by Arvind Kejriwal had, however, resigned after 49 day rule in February 2014. Since then Delhi was under President's Rule. Elections are likely to be announced soon.