Kanpur: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has
chosen to kick off his campaign for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly
polls from Kanpur, a city which has proven lucky for him in
the General Elections of 2004 and 2009.
Singh will start his campaign from the Motijheel Grounds
here on February 17, Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal
Jaiswal hopes that like the previous two elections, the
Prime Minister will be third-time lucky as he kicks off his
campaign for the ten Congress candidates.
Kanpur, besides proving lucky, is also the industrial hub
of UP and a major centre of revenue generation, so the Prime
Minister feels the city is the best place to start his
campaign, he said.
Singh had become Prime Minister in 2004 and again in 2009,
holding his first election rally in Kanpur on both occasions.