Modi to address rally in Delhi Jan 10

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address a rally in the national capital Jan 10 to bolster the party’s campaign for the coming Delhi assembly polls, BJP sources said.

According to the source, with fresh polls expected to take place in Delhi in February, Modi’s massive rally will move the party’s ongoing campaign into high gear.

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“The first rally to be addressed by him (Modi) will take place Jan 10,” the source told IANS adding that the rally’s venue had not been finalised yet.

“Just like other states where the BJP had not declared any chief ministerial candidate, in Delhi too, Modiji is the face of the party,” added the source.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), unlike the December 2013 assembly poll, has not declared their chief ministerial candidate this time and is banking on the work done by Modi in the six months that he has been the country’s prime minister.

Meanwhile, sources informed that a meeting of the Election Commission to discuss the possibility of assembly poll in Delhi in February and its preparations also took place here Friday.

Delhi is currently under president’s rule and being run by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung after Aam Aadmi Party’s Arvind Kejriwal quit as chief minister in February over his government’s failure to pass the Jan Lokpal bill.

The December 2013 elections threw up a fractured mandate and the BJP failed to form a government, falling short of a majority in the 70-member house with 31 seats and one seat held by its ally Akali Dal.