Fith five days of campaigning left for the upcoming Haryana assembly elections, it is now Prime Minister Narendra Modi versus Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the poll-bound state.
Prime Minister Modi will be addressing four rallies this week in Haryana starting Monday. Four of his rallies have been slotted in as many regions of the state starting with Ballabhgarh (Faridabad) on Monday, Thanesar (Kurukshetra) and Dadri on October 15. His last rally for Haryana assembly polls would be in Jat-dominated Hissar on October 18.
PM Modi will address a mega rally in Ballabhgarh on Monday around 12 pm.
PM’s campaign is expected to focus on Manohar Lal Khattar’s no-corruption image along with delivering on central social welfare schemes.
The Bharatiya Janata Party is hoping to attract Jat voters, a big voter constituent in the state, on the back of the scrapping of Article 370.
The ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Haryana, released its poll manifesto on Sunday. In the manifesto, it avoided competitive populism and did not make any promise to waive farmer debt, reservations for women in politics and government jobs and unemployment allowance to the jobless youth.
The 90-member Haryana Assembly will go to polls on October 21 and the results will be announced on October 24.
Other than his rallies in Haryana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be focusing on Maharashtra. In Maharashtra, the voting for the 288-member Assembly will be held on October 21 in a single phase. The counting of votes will take place on October 24.
PM Modi will address three rallies on October 16 at Akola, Partur (Jalna district) and Panvel (Navi Mumbai) and then two election rallies in Satara and Pune on October 17.