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Delhi BJP plans four mega rallies, one to woo Purvanchali voters

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The unit of the BJP plans to hold four mega rallies, including one of settlers from Purvanchal, for a show of strength in the city to counter a possible alliance between the and before the run-up to the 2019 polls.

A senior BJP said the rallies, likely to be held in October and November, will focus on the Dalit community, women, youth and people from Purvanchal or parts of eastern UP and

"Purvanchali people rallied behind the BJP in the MCD elections last year. If we succeed in having their support, the BJP will brave any challenge including the possibility of an alliance between the and Congress," he told

The party's unit plans to invite top leaders such as and to address the Purvanchali rally that will be the first in the series of the four mega gatherings.

The preparations have begun with contact programmes launched by the party.

The BJP hopes that each of the rallies will be attended by at least one lakh people, the party leader, who did not wish to be identified, said.

The party, which believes that Purvanchalis constitute around 40 per cent of the city's total voters, had appointed appointed superstar-turned-politician as the city unit in November 2016.

Tiwari led the party to a major win in the civic polls in April 2017.

Poorvanchali voters constitute 20-45 per cent of the vote share in at least 20 Assembly constituencies in Delhi, the said.

The Assembly segments where Purvanchalis dominate include Burari, Seemapuri, Gokalpuri, Karawal Nagar, Kirari, Badli and Nangloi.

"Under our 'Sampark for Samarthan' campaign, all senior leaders including Delhi are meeting prominent people. Booth-level office-bearers have to approach 50 households and tell the people about the Modi government's achievements," he said.

The Yuva Morcha has galvanised its cadre through bike rallies in spreading the message about the government's achievements, he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 12:35 IST