BJP on Tuesday decided to firmly peg its Lok Sabha campaign on the party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, while taking the message to the people that the conditions prevailing now were akin to those witnessed immediately after the Emergency imposed by the Congress in 1975.
Following a meeting of chief ministers of five BJP-ruled states and its Parliamentary board here, general secretary Ananth Kumar told reporters that the election slogan for the party would be ‘Modi for PM’.
“BJP’s ‘Modi for PM’ campaign will be on the lines of the JP movement that was launched in the Emergency era to throw out the Congress government,” Kumar said.
Maintaining that in 1977, the mood had been strongly anti-Congress, Kumar averred that a similar situation exists today. “It was a watershed year. Nobody thought the Opposition could garner so many votes,” Kumar said.
The recent Assembly election results show that BJP is head and shoulders above its rivals, Kumar claimed. He also revealed that as part of their ambitious campaign, BJP workers will also collect funds under a ‘one vote, one note’ programme.