‘BJP to fight 100-day war to capture power in New Delhi’


Guwahati : India’s main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday said it will launch its campaign for the upcoming general elections Feb 6 from Nagpur by fighting a ‘100-day war’ to capture power in New Delhi.

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“The election campaign will start from Nagpur. We have just about 100 days for the polls and so we have decided to fight a 100-day war to oust the Congress from power in the country,” BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar told journalists.

The BJP leader was in Guwahati to attend a party workers’ meeting to fine tune strategies for the Lok Sabha elections.

“The slogan by our leader L.K. Advani is for a prosperous, strong, and secular India. It is only Advani and the BJP that can provide a strong India,” Javadekar said.

The BJP will launch its campaign during the three-day party national council meeting in Nagpur where more than 10,000 leaders – including 150 MPs, 1,100 legislators, chief ministers, deputy chief ministers, ministers, party whips, state and district unit presidents – are expected to take part.

“Our theme for the Nagpur conclave is change, which means ‘replace the UPA government’,” he said, adding the party will discuss issues related to internal security in the wake of Mumbai terror attack, economic recession, rising prices of essential commodities and agrarian crisis.

“The Congress-led government at the centre has failed on all fronts from issues relating to farmers to the country’s security, economic recession, besides unemployment,” the BJP leader said.

Javadekar also said the Hindutva issue would also be part of their agenda as it is an inseparable component of the party’s ideology.

The BJP leader said the party would also be able to make a strong presence in the northeast during the elections.

“We are sure to do well in the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the northeast,” he said.