Delhi Duel: 'Radio BJP' launched

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New Delhi, Nov 25 (UNI) As the Delhi Assembly elections draw near, the BJP today went one more step further in its electioneering and launched 'Radio BJP', roping in Sufi singer and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Hansraj Hans and other artiste to lend their vocal chords to it.

Inaugurating the radio here, former cricketer and Amritsar MP Navjot Singh Siddu said, '' This radio will enthuse the youth of today and would also encourage them to vote for the party.'' One radio jockey would be there on the radio and would tell the youth of the far-sightedness of the BJP, Mr Siddhu said, adding on the last day of the canvassing, which is November 27, it would go to the Greater Kailash assembly seat from where the BJP's Delhi Chief Ministerial candidate Vijay Kumar Malhotra is crossing swords with the Congress' Jitender Kochar.

BJP General Secretary Arun Jaitely was the brains behind the radio, which was given shape by Mr Malhotra's son Ajay and daughter Anupama along with their team. One prominent artiste will be given his or her performance on the radio every day.

The radio, among other places, will be travelling to South Extension, Sarojini Nagar Market, Delhi University campus, Rohini, Pitampura and Rajouri Garden.

The SAD leader Hans said,'' It is a good concept to reach out to the youth and it would also be fun to campaign for the party while singing which I enjoy immensely.'' The SAD is contesting four seats in Delhi in alliance with the BJP.

Talking to UNI, Mr Siddhu hit out at the UPA government at the Centre, blaming it for going soft on terror. '' You see the US, where twin terror attacks occurred around seven years ago, but after that you tell me one terror incident which took place there. Because after the twin attacks, they plugged every loophole in their security apparatus, whatever there were.'' ''It is better to be prepared than repent later. We should not be relaxed and then repent later. The government should deal with terror with an iron hand and subversive activities, which have been taking place in the country with alarming regularity, should be stopped at every cost,'' he added.

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