Delhi

After a day’s break, BJP leaders back on campaign trail

Senior leadership from the Capital is away for party activities in different States post polling in city

Senior leadership of the Delhi BJP was allowed to take just one-day off before fanning out across the country for poll-related activities.

According to a senior party functionary, political activity in relation to the upcoming Assembly elections, scheduled early next year, will “pick up” post Lok Sabha results on May 23.

“The party has begun stepping up its attack on both the Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress at a somewhat slow pace. This will pick up after the [Lok Sabha] poll results, their analysis and the creation of a strategy specifically aimed at the party’s prospects in the [Delhi] Assembly elections,” said a senior leader.

Not just party members like Hans Raj Hans, who was the BJP’s West Delhi candidate and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, most of the party’s senior leadership from the Capital is away for party activities in different States post polling in the city last week.

Tiwari in eastern UP

While Mr. Tiwari is in eastern Uttar Pradesh seeking support for the party’s candidates in the electoral fray there, he is also campaigning for BJP candidates in Jharkhand. Mr. Hans, similarly, is engaged in campaigning for party candidates in Punjab and West Bengal.

According to party insiders, senior functionaries have been shipped off to locations across Punjab, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh to support its local team of leaders and party cadre. Polling is scheduled to take place in these States in the last phase on May 19.

Gupta in Chandigarh

Delhi BJP general secretary Rajesh Bhatia and Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta are in Chandigarh where they, according to sources, are engaged in several rounds of meetings with the local team ahead of polling on Sunday.

BJP national vice president and Delhi in-charge Shyam Jaju is in Himachal Pradesh overseeing the party’s poll-related management while Delhi BJP general secretary (organisation) Siddharthan is also in Himachal Pradesh, along with former State general secretary Ashish Sood.

Party State vice-president, Abhay Verma, is in Patna Sahib from where Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is contesting against the Congress’s Shatrughan Sinha.

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