Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti gives rally a miss

BJP plans to conduct over 30 rallies across the city today

December 04, 2014 09:48 am | Updated November 16, 2021 04:53 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

The Bharatiya Janata Party will bombard Delhi’s voters with over 30 rallies scheduled for Thursday when parliamentarians from across the country will head to different parts of the city. The party conducted just four rallies across the city on Wednesday evening with the controversial Union Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti giving her scheduled meeting at Chirag Dilli a miss.

Thursday will see nearly eight times the number of rallies. While the party will send some MPs to areas where the majority is from the MP’s State or the candidate from a rival party is from the same community as the MP, in some Assembly constituencies this criterion is thrown out the window.

For instance, West Delhi MP Pravesh Verma will head to his ancestral village of Mundka and former Union Minister from Bihar C.P. Thakur will address a public meeting in Malviya Nagar where the BJP’s rival, the AAP’s Somnath Bharti, is also a poorvanchali. Delhi BJP head Satish Upadhyay, who is a local councillor from Malviya Nagar, will also accompany Mr. Thakur.

Mr. Upadhyay is tipped to be keen on contesting from Malviya Nagar.

Further, New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi will address a meeting in Kasturba Nagar in her own constituency and Bhadoi MP Virender Singh will address party workers in Burari that has a sizeable population from Uttar Pradesh.

Among the anomalies is Kota MP Om Birla heading to the Muslim-dominated Okhla, and MP from Mumbai Kirit Somaiya will address a meeting in Rohini Central.

Besides, MPs from Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra will address rallies. Aligarh MP Satish Gautam will visit Harikesh Nagar, Bihar MP Janakram will address a public meeting in Sawan Park ward (reserve), and Ms. Jyoti is scheduled to attend a meeting in Gole Market.

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