NEW DELHI: The campaigning for the general election is all set to be a star-studded affair. In addition to BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and senior party leaders, chief ministers of four states and actors like Vinod Khanna and Smriti Irani will be the star campaigners for the BJP in the national capital. Party leader Varun Gandhi, former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu and singer Anup Jalota will also be campaigning for the party.
The Delhi unit of the BJP on Monday released a list of its 43 star campaigners for the Lok Sabha elections.
Mr Modi will address a public rally on March 26 in Shastri Park in Northeast Delhi and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj is expected to address a rally on March 29 in Delhi.
“Apart from senior leaders like L.K. Advani, Rajnath Singh, CMs of BJP-ruled states like Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Raman Singh and Vasundhra Raje will be campaigning in Delhi. Besides, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal and deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal have also been roped in for the Lok Sahba campaigning,” chairman of election campaign committee of Delhi BJP, Vijay Kumar Malhotra, said. Mr Malhotra said that Vinod Khanna, Smriti Irani, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Anup Jalota will campaign for all seven candidates of the party.
Mr Malhotra said that the dates for campaigning by these star campaigners are yet to be worked out. Among the leaders whose names have been included are Murli Manohar Joshi, Arun Jaitley, M. Venkaiah Naidu, Uma Bharti, Kalyan Singh, Manoj Tiwari, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Ravi Shankar Prasad among others.