Shimla, Oct 22: Prime Minister rendra Modi and his cabinet colleagues are among an array of leaders who will try to woo voters in favour of the BJP ahead of the November 9 Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, it was announced on Sunday. However, the ruling Congress is yet to announce its leaders who would campaign in the hill state. Besides Modi, Union Ministers Rajth Singh, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and J.P. dda will seek votes for the Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP).
Modi, cabinet colleagues to campaign in Himachal
BJP President Amit Shah’s me is included in the list of 40 leaders who will campaign in the state. “The Prime Minister is likely to address one rally each in four parliamentary constituencies. We are planning one of his rallies in and around Shimla,” a senior BJP leader told IANS.
The reason to hold Modi’s rally in Shimla is that Congress leader and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is contesting from Arki, which is just 40 km from here, and his son Vikramaditya Singh is also likely to be in the fray from Shimla (Rural) seat, which lies on the outskirts of the state capital. The BJP has also roped in its Chief Ministers — Manohar Lal Khattar of Harya, Yogi Adityath of Uttar Pradesh and Shivraj Singh Chouhan of Madhya Pradesh, among others, to campaign in the state. Likewise, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi held a public meeting in Mandi town on October 7 where he announced Virbhadra Singh will “become the Chief Minister for the seventh time”. He officially declared him the “commander” who will lead the party to victory. (IANS)