Good governance, BJP’s weapon in polls
Direct contest in between BJP and Congress at MP, Rajasthan, Chhatisgarh and Delhi
New Delhi: BJP today said it will fight the elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Delhi on the plank of good governance, against maladministration and corruption and hold rallies of senior leaders, including L K Advani and 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.
He also said that these are state elections where good governance will be an issue. “But Modi’s popularity and people attraction towards him will definitely help the party in these polls,” he said.
BJP and 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. BJP is hopeful of winning the polls in three of these states and is making efforts to perform well in Delhi.
“BJP will go to the people in the elections in Rajasthan and Delhi with the issue of corruption and maladministration under Congress rule. We will prepare a charge sheet on it.”
In Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh where BJP is in power, the party will highlight the achievements of its government especially the “impressive” implementation of its welfare schemes. 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 programs,” 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.