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NEW DELHI, 5 OCT: The BJP today said it will fight the elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and New Delhi on the plank of good governance, against maladministration and corruption and hold rallies of senior leaders, including Mr L K Advani and Mr Narendra Modi, to woo the electorate.
Speaking to reporters here, BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, “Our senior leaders L K Advani, Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, among others, will campaign in these states for the party.”
He said that these are state elections where good governance will be an issue. “But Mr Modi’s popularity and people’s attraction towards him will definitely help the party in these polls,” he said.
The BJP and the Congress will be in a direct contest against each other in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Delhi, making it a crucial election for them. It is being seen as a precursor to the Lok Sabha elections likely to be held early next year.
The BJP is hopeful of winning the polls in three of these states and is making efforts to perform well in Delhi.
“The BJP will go to the people in the elections in Rajasthan and Delhi with the issue of corruption and maladministration under the Congress rule. We will prepare a charge-sheet on it.”
In Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh where the BJP is in power, the party will highlight the achievements of its government especially the “impressive” implementation of its welfare schemes.
The BJP claims that the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh has established new records of development and prosperity in all fields. The Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh has made efforts to ensure the benefits of good governance to the “last man in the queue”.
“These two states have performed well despite the step-brotherly treatment of the Centre and the hurdles created by it for various development programmes,” Mr Naqvi said.
The party will also educate its candidates to furnish all information in their election forms as not doing so will lead to cancellation of their papers.