New Delhi, Jan 28: At a time when election day, Feb 7 is only days away now, principal stakeholders, BJP and AAP are leaving no stone unturned to make things work in their favour.
It is being said that BJP which was brimming with confidence after recent electoral victories-first in Lok Sabha and then subsequently in State elections is in awe of Kejriwal led AAP. This is the reason why the saffron party sprung quite a number of surprises recently.
Feeling threatened with AAP's gaining momentum, first BJP convinced Kiran Bedi to join the party and within five days she was declared BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate. Then the party poached some of Kejriwal's old comrades including Shazia Ilmi and Vinod Binny. But still party is on sticky wickets in Delhi polls.
Reportedly, BJP's decision to rope in Kiran Bedi as party Chief Ministerial candidate is boomeranging on the party. As per the latest poll survey done by the ABP News-Nielsen, BJP is losing grip among the Delhi voters in comparison to its arch rival AAP. The Survey done on January 24-25 says that the AAP support base is constantly improving while BJP's graph is going down.
Wary about its dimming prospect, party reportedly has roped in some of the prominent ministers to fine-print its electoral strategies. According to the latest plan, eloquent Arun Jaitley will oversee all small nuances which could impact the party in capital polls. Union Minister Jaitley who has been made in charge of poll-campaign, will be assisted by other party stalwarts like Piyush Goel, Nirmala Sitharaman, JP Nadda, Smriti Irani and Kiran Bedi.
Reportedly, these prominent leaders have been assigned specific areas to counterattack the Opposition, especially AAP. For example, Piyush Goel will deal with power related barbs from AAP and Kiran Bedi will look after the women security issue. Similarly, Sitharaman will oversee economic issue and Smriti Irani will focus on education front.
Not only this, actor turned MPs like Shatrughan Sinha, Hema Malini will also be used to woo voters. In coming days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also hold series of rallies to garner voters support.
Earlier, party started a new project 'Selfie with Modi' to lure voters. BJP chief Amit Shah had on Saturday kick-started the 'Selfie with Modi' campaign by inaugurating a selfie booth at Central Delhi's Khan Market. BJP will set up around 2,500 such booths across the city where people will be able to click their photos with a "virtual Narendra Modi".