Karnataka: Modi may address only one rally
Bangalore: Contrary to claims by state BJP leaders that Narendra Modi would conduct an extensive campaign tour ahead of the May 5 Assembly elections in Karnataka, it appears that as of now the Gujarat Chief Minister would address only one public meeting. State unit BJP President Prahlad Joshi said Modi would address a public rally in the city on Sunday.
Asked by reporters why the party is not fully utilising the services of Modi for campaigning, Joshi said he would discuss with him regarding "the remaining dates" (of his campaigning in Karnataka). But a party source said barring the rally slated to be held on the sprawling National College grounds here on Sunday, Modi is unlikely to spend more time in Karnataka for campaigning.
BJP President Rajnath Singh, party stalwart L K Advani and Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj have already campaigned in the state, while Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley played a key role in finalising the party's poll strategy and manifesto-drafting.
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