Assembly polls: BJP deploys its 419-member 'Gujarati troop' at 90, 500 booths in Maharashtra

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Mumbai, Oct 13: The BJP known for its expertise in poll management is leaving no stone unturned to ensure victory in October 15 Assembly election in Maharasthra. The party has deployed a 419-member strong cadre from neighbouring Gujarat in the poll bound State to look after the polling related work.

Its strong army includes 26 MPs, 118 MLAs, 275 corporators from Gujarat who have been deployed in 60 Assembly seats having considerable Gujarati population.

According to a report in Business Standard, these men are actively participating in poll management and trying every bit to ensure party's win in Assembly poll.

The report say the BJP is focusing on these seats especially after it snapped its ties with Shiv Sena.

Along with this, a team of at least 10 partymen from Maharashtra have been deployed at 90,500 booths across the State. This has been done with an aim to motivate the voters to vote in their respective booths.

This even as star campaigners including Prime Minister Narendra Modi is campaigning in the State to ensure party's win in the Assembly polls.Modi alone has addressed a record 23 poll rallies. Along with him, BJP's senior leaders including party president Amit Shah, union ministers, MPs and Chief Ministers are touring various parts of the State to mobilise votes in BJP's favour.

BJP which is mainly banking on Modi wave has proved successful in its poll management skills. The party, during the Lok Sabha polls, had camped its leaders and star campaigner in Uttar Pradesh where the it won a record 71 seats.

The BJP recently snapped its 25-year-old ties with old ally Shiv Sena over seat-sharing and Chief Ministerial post issue. It is confident to emerge as single largest party in the October 15 election.

BJP's move comes close on the heels of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackery comment that Team Modi is like the army of Bijapur general Afzal Khan and is trying to conquer Maharashtra, says the report.

The election to the 288-member Assembly will be held on October 15 and counting will be done on October 19.


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