BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, senior leader Sushma Swaraj and Jana Sena leader Pawan Kalyan were among the star campaigners who tried to boost BJP and its alliance partner Telugu Desam’s prospects in Telangana as hectic electioneering ended on Monday.
While Mr. Modi addressed meetings at Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Mahabubnagar and Hyderabad, Ms. Sushma Swaraj spoke at rallies in Narsapur( Medak), Warangal, Chouttuppal and Hyderabad. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addressed meetings at Jangaon and Karwan in city, while Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar interacted with intellectuals.
Actor Pawan Kalyan, who extended his support to Mr. Modi, addressed rallies with him at Nizamabad and here. He also campaigned for the party at Kamareddi, Korutla, Nalgonda, Husnabad and in different constituencies in the State capital. Film stars Jeevitha and her husband Rajashekhar participated in electioneering along with Telangana BJP president G. Kishan Reddy at Mancherial, Chennur and Bhoopalapally. BJP national spokesperson, Prakash Javadekar addressed meetings in Hyderabad, Nizamabad, Mahabubnagar and in the city. Other top BJP leaders who campaigned were Mukthar Abbas Naqvi and Subramanian Swamy.
The leitmotif of the BJP leaders was ‘Stable government, able leader, good governance and development’. Mr. Modi during his tour attacked Congress for dynasty politics and hit out at the Centre for hurting the Telugu spirit by the manner in which the State was bifurcated. He told the Telangana people that this was not an ordinary but a significant election and urged them to elect a good government.
The party also extensively used social media, Facebook and Twitter and voice mail .