Bat­tle­ground UP

India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

It will be bat­tle­ground Uttar Pradesh through Oc­to­ber for Congress Vice- Pres­i­dent Rahul Gandhi and BJP’s Naren­dra Modi. Rahul’s rally on Oc­to­ber 9 in Ram­pur and Ali­garh will be fol­lowed by a Modi rally in Kan­pur on Oc­to­ber 19. Rahul will hold two more ral­lies on Oc­to­ber 22 in Hamirpur and Salem­pur. Modi will have one rally on Oc­to­ber 25 in Bahraich and on Oc­to­ber 30 in Jhansi. In be­tween, Modi hopes to make a huge splash in Patna, with the Hunkar Rally. BJP hopes to raise over 1 crore sig­na­tures on a pe­ti­tion it has placed at BJP kiosks at puja pan­dals. The de­mand: Modi for Prime Min­is­ter. Now, only if it were enough to win Bi­har.

with AMITABH SRI­VAS­TAVA, KU­MAR ANSHUMAN, ASHISH MISRA, ASIT JOLLY AND DE­VIKA CHATURVEDI

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