Jaitley, Singh to lead BJP campaign for J

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Jammu, Nov 26 (UNI) BJP National General Secretary and Member of Parliament Arun Jaitley, accompanied by in-charge J&K elections R P Singh, would lead the poll wagon for the 13 constituencies of Jammu region, which would go to poll in the seventh phase on December 24.

The duo would reach the winter capital of the state to intensify the party's political activities.

''Both of us, me and Mr Jaitley will be reaching Jammu on November 30 and during our stay till December 25 in the region, various arrangements and political scenario for the polls in 13 important constituencies of Jammu district will be discussed with the local as well as the senior leadership,'' Mr Singh told UNI over the phone.

Mr Singh said senior leadership from Punjab, including MLAs and the ministers are frequently visiting Jammu and helping the BJP candidates in campaigning.

''Leadership from Punjab have been assigned the task to accompany the party candidates to conduct door to door campaign and address the public rallies in various constituencies, which will go to poll in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh phases on December 7, 13, 17 and 24 respectively,'' added the BJP leader.

Besides campaigning and rallies, the leadership would also visit the Kashmiri Pandit voters, seeking their support for the party candidates fielded in the Kashmir region, he added.

''Once the high command gets free from campaigning and electioneering process in rest of the states, they will be moving towards Jammu and Kashmir, which is one of the major targets for BJP,'' Mr Singh asserted.

He said to strengthen the party's campaigning process, the BJP stalwarts, Member of Parliaments and celebrities, including Bollywood actors turned politicians would also be visiting Jammu to campaign for the party prior to the polls.

''Celebrities, including Bollywood stars-turned-politicians like Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Vinod Khanna and Smriti Irani will be campaigning for the party and attending the road shows,'' Mr Singh said, adding that former cricketer and Member of Parliament Navjot Singh Sidhu would also visit the town in support of the party candidates.

Mr Singh further said, ''Besides cine-stars, BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate L K Advani will address a public rally here while personalities, including party president Rajnath Singh, Gujarat Chief Minister Narender Modi, leader Sushma Swaraj will participate in the road shows in various towns of the state and address the public.'' UNI VBH SKB HS1550

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