BJP to launch campaign from western Uttar Pradesh (Lead)February 9th, 2009 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will Tuesday launch its Lok Sabha campaign from Rampur in Uttar Pradesh where its vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi will be the candidate.
Naqvi said Rampur had been chosen because it had a large number of Muslims and “starting the election campaign from there would dilute the notion that the BJP is anti-Muslim”.
BJP president Rajnath Singh, general secretary in-charge for Uttar Pradesh Arun Jaitley, former party chief M. Venkaiah Naidu, Navjot Siddhu and Uttarakhand Chief Minister B.C. Khanduri will address the public meeting, Naqvi told IANS.