Rajnath now sets eyes on LS polls
Even before the results of the assembly elections to five states are announced, BJP president Rajnath Singh has set his eyes on planning and preparing the party's Lok Sabha campaign that had come to a halt due to electioneering for the assembly elections.
Singh on Thursday held a meeting of party general secretaries to plan for Narendra Modi's forthcoming rallies in Uttarakhand, Ranchi and Varanasi along with the party's original plan to hold Lok Sabha constituency wise public meetings by senior leaders to mobilise party cadres for the 2014 elections.
Singh also was learnt to have instructed party general secretaries to contribute to the 'Run for Unity' being organised by the Citizens for Accountable Governance (VAG) to promote Sardar Patel's 'Statue of Unity' project undertaken by Vallabhbhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust under the chairmanship of party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Gujarat.
"We have been asked to contribute to the organisation of Run for Unity across the country," confided a party general secretary about Singh's instructions to them in their first meeting after the conclusion of the assembly elections on Wednesday.
"When the trust is inviting NGOs, schools, colleges and others to participate in helping organise it, why not BJP," said a source in the party when asked about BJP's participation in the event.
The move holds significance in the wake of the recent tussle between the BJP and Congress over the legacy of Sardar Patel. The 'Run for Unity' is not only expected to revive the debate but will also help the BJP undertake mobilisation of youth across the country through it.
The run has been planned for December 15, the death anniversary of Sardar Patel, and will be organised simultaneously at more than 565 locations across the country ostensibly to signify the 565 princely states unified by Patel after Independence.
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