BJP ticket-seekers launch poster blitz

BJP ticket-seekers launch poster blitz

Violate model code in bid to get noticed

Hoping for a party ticket to contest the parliamentary or possibly Assembly elections, some Delhi BJP leaders have already put up their posters. 

At some areas they have procured paid sites for this but at others they have got them pasted illegally, despite imposition of the model code of conduct. 

In the posters, the leaders have mentioned minute details about themselves, including their phone numbers, without declaring themselves as BJP candidates.

In the past Assembly elections, BJP came out as the single largest party with 32 seats, but failed to form a government, for which it needed minimum 36 seats. 

Seeking an opportunity against former party candidates who lost in previous parliamentary and Assembly elections, many leaders are trying to prove themselves better than those losers.

“The BJP is a democratic party. Each BJP worker has a right to be in the race for any election. The party’s election committee will decide the fate of candidates. There is nothing wrong in putting up posters till the party has not declared the list of its candidates,” a senior BJP leader said.

In every poster, party leaders have put a picture of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi prominently seeking votes for the party. BJP leader Mahesh Giri has put up hoardings in Patparganj, Devender Kumar in Trilokpuri, A K Mittal and Sanjeev Soni in New Delhi. 

“BJP  never allows it, nor do leaders put up such posters. But they are excited as they know that BJP is going to win the elections of 2014 and we welcome their applications for their candidature. There is nothing wrong with it,” BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra told Deccan Herald.

The Aam Aadmi Party has also put up its posters at some places boasting about the party’s achievements. But in AAP case, the same leaders who contested the last assembly elections are putting up the hoardings. The Delhi election office said it will launch a drive against illegal posters and hoardings of political parties and leaders in the city starting Monday.

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