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Shah holds meeting with Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh leaders

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today held extensive discussions with top party leaders from Rajasthan, including Vasundhara Raje, and as it prepares for the assembly election in the western state later this year and the polls next year.

A said a decision was taken to conduct a 'yatra' across to publicise works of the state and central governments and build up popular support at a time the is seen to be putting up a strong fight following its impressive shows in a number of by-polls there.

Amid speculation over who will be the next BJP chief after quit in April, sources said the main agenda of the meeting, chaired by Shah and attended by Raje, several national general secretaries and senior state party leaders, was to formulate strategy for the elections ahead.

Shah and Raje are said to have differences over Parnami's replacement.

A decision was taken to launch extensive campaign to inform the masses about achievements of the state and central governments and a 'yatra' will also be taken out, the sources said.

In Shah's meeting with party leaders, including Kanna Lakshminarayana, it was decided that three Union ministers, including Nitin Gadkari, and Prakash Javadekar, will visit the three main regions of the state to publicise the works done by the central government for it, they said.

The two main parties in the state, the ruling TDP and the opposition YSR Congress, have been attacking the for allegedly not fulfilling the promises made by the Centre to the southern state when it was divided in 2014.

The BJP believes that it needs to launch a big outreach programme in the state to counter the "disinformation" campaign against it.

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

First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 20:45 IST
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