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Modi to Campaign in Haryana, Maharashtra From October 4

Published: 01st October 2014 05:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st October 2014 05:22 PM   |  A+A-

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures while addressing the audience during a reception organised in his honour by the Indian American Community Foundation at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sunday | PTI

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will campaign for BJP by addressing poll rallies in Haryana and Maharashtra from October 4 even as the party decided to keep its focus on good governance and development in its bid to unseat Congress.

Party's senior leaders L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, besides BJP Chief Amit Shah and Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and M Venkaiah Naidu will also campaign for the party candidates in both the states where the party is seeking to form government on its own.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the party's poll campaign for Haryana and Maharashtra by addressing poll rallies from October 4 to 13. He will address a rally in Karnal in Haryana on the first day of his campaign and will also address three poll rallies in Kolhapur, Beed and Mumbai in Maharashtra," BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.

The party has also lined up a host of leaders, including Chief Ministers of BJP-ruled states for electioneering. They will campaign for at least three to five days in the two states, where the focus would be on highlighting the 'misrule' of Congress and providing the people with good governance and development.

"Our target is to get rid of the misrule of Congress in both the states and to establish a golden era of BJP's good governance. Our main agenda is good governance and development," Naqvi said.

The party has coined a slogan "chalo chalein Modi ke saath" (let's move with Modi) to woo the electorate in the two states.

Naqvi said in the last 15 years due to "misrule" of Congress and NCP, development in Maharashtra is lagging behind and the country's financial capital Mumbai is now facing "economic crisis" due to corruption and bad governance.

He said the farmers are suffering, the youth are helpless and unemployed, and trade and industry have got completely jeopardised.

Haryana, he alleged, has become an open example of where "looters have been spared" and those involved in scams have flourished.

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