BJP to launch MP poll campaign at 'Mahakumbh' next month
The BJP would launch its campaign for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls at a convention to be held in Bhopal on September 25. The gathering, 'Mahakumbh', is being organized to mark the birth anniversary of RSS ideologue and Bhartiya Jana Sangh co-founder Deendayal Upadhyay, at BHEL Jamboree Maidan. State unit BJP president Rakesh Singh said they would invite PM Narendra Modi for the event.
MP Assembly polls schedule yet to be announced
"Party president Amit Shah will also attend the convention," Singh told reporters. Singh also said that MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's ongoing "Jan Ashirwad Yatra", which was earlier scheduled to culminate at the convention, would continue even after September 25. Assembly polls are slated to be held in MP later this year, schedule for which is yet to be announced by the Election Commission.
BJP had organized similar gatherings in previous elections: Singh
Singh said the BJP had organized similar gatherings ahead of the assembly polls in 2008 and 2013. MP has a 230-member assembly. Responding to a query on the photos purportedly showing some leaders of the state BJP laughing while carrying the urns containing ashes of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Singh said these photos are doctored. The photos went viral on the social media.