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Modi sets strategy for BJP’s election campaign

New Delhi, July 5 (): Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met the members of the BJP’s parliamentary board including senior leader LK Advani and planned a busy schedule of campaigning for the party ahead of the next Lok Sabha polls.

At a meeting attended by the BJP high command, Narendra Modi and Advani sat together discussing the party agenda, while former party presidents Nitin Gadkari and Murli Manohar Joshi was absent, said sources. In the meeting however controversial issues such as the loss of the party’s alliance partner in Bihar, JD (U) which had a seventeen year old bond with the saffron outfit was not discussed, said close sources.

Party general secretary Ananth Kumar said that the party made an initial plan for the campaign in which it will hold meeting at every booth, numbering 1,500-2000, which have at least 10 party workers stationed in  them.

The conference included series of meetings of booth level workers in all Lok Sabha seats, with a particular strategy of distinguishing between them in terms of urban, rural, and demographic form, said Mr Kumar.

Keeping in mind the Lok Sabha polls and the upcoming assembly elections in five states including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram, the initial plan for campaign has been drawn out, said the party general secretary.

Narendra Modi who has been successfully leveraging is expected to start his campaign intensively after the monsoon, said a senior leader of the BJP. The biggest rally of the BJP will be the ‘hunkar’ rally scheduled  on October 27 in Patna intending to throw a challenge to the JD (U) leader and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.

Modi however did not reveal names of the members for his campaign team, said Ananth Kumar.  Sources said the BJP expects that Narendra Modi, while arranging the set of people to help him in the campaign, will largely be leading the party on board.