Modi to be BJP’s Election Face in Manipur
Guwahati: BJP in Manipur has started its election campaign in and around Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The party has refrained from projecting a chief ministerial face and has stated that Modi is the party’s face for the assembly polls.
ET was the first to report, in its January 23 edition, that BJP is not goingtoprojectaCMfaceinthestate.
Modi will address an election rally on February 25 in Kangla Fort in Imphal.BesidesAssam’shealthministerHimantaBiswaSarmawillalso hit the campaign trail. Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, who is the election-incharge of BJP in the state, claimed that not projecting a chief ministerial candidate is part of party’s strategy.“Wedidn’tprojectedchief minis- “For different states there are different strategies. I assure the people of Manipur if BJP wins they will get an able CM”
terialfaceinBihar,Maharashtraand now in Uttar Pradesh. We projected chief ministerial candidate for Assam polls. For different states there are different strategies.”
Javadekarrubbishedtheclaimthat partydoesnothaveanyonetoproject as chief ministerial face. “We have severaldeservingpeopleandIassure the people of Manipur if BJP wins they will get an able chief minister.”
Ajay Jamwal, BJP’s northeast zonal organising secretary, told ET: “Modi will address only one election rallyinManipuronFebruary25. We are seeing that the people’s mood here is for change. We are getting massive support from the people.”
60 assembly constituencies of Manipur will go to polls on March 4 and 8. Political analyst opined that not projecting chief ministerial face is aimed at keeping at bay the factionalism in the party in Manipur.