Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his second rally in the national capital, is all set to share the stage with Haryana deputy chief minister and JJP leader Dushyant Chautala to woo the Jat community in the upcoming Delhi Assembly polls
New Delhi: In a move aimed at reaching out to the influential Jat community ahead of crucial Delhi Assembly polls, the BJP has decided to seek the services of its ally Jannayak Janata Party (JJP).
Deputy chief minister of Haryana and JJP leader Dushyant Chautala is scheduled to share the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a massive rally in Dwarka today.
Sources stated that the JJP leader is specially brought in to seek Jat votes, a dominant caste in the urban villages of the west and north Delhi.
Chautala is expected to pitch for votes for the local BJP candidates in the polls scheduled for February 8. The JJP and BJP are allies in the Manohar Lal Khattar-led government in Haryana.
The rally comes close on heels of another such campaign by Bihar ally and chief minister Nitish Kumar in the national capital seeking votes for the BJP in the ongoing tussle with the Aam Aadmi Party.
This will be PM Modi's second rally in two days. With just two more days left for campaigning, the rallies of the Prime Minister are being considered as the most important for creating an atmosphere in favour of the local party unit.
With PM Modi, BJP chief JP Nadda and Union home minister Amit Shah are leading a team of central ministers, party chief ministers and other senior leaders in the campaign for the 70-member Delhi Assembly.
The Prime Minister, in his first rally out of the two on Monday, lambasted the Opposition for allegedly fuelling anti-CAA protests in Jamia and Shaheen Bagh. He said that these protests are ruining the harmony of the nation.
The counting of votes for the high-stakes elections will be conducted on February 11.
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Last Updated Feb 4, 2020, 11:26 AM IST