UP Polls: Varun Gandhi, MM Joshi in BJP’s star campaigner list
Lucknow: After being sidelined in the Bharatiya Janata Party’s first list of 40 star campaigners for first and second phase, prominent party faces Varun Gandhi, Murli Manohar Joshi and Vinay Katiyar have been given place in the second list of top campaigners for third and fourth phases of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
In the list of 40-campaigners, Varun Gandhi has been given 39th place. The party has submitted the list to Election Commission.
Varun Gandhi is MP from Sultanpur constituency.
“We have included certain names from the region, which will go to poll in third and fourth phases. Leaders from western UP who were in the first list were dropped,” said BJP general secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak.
It could be mentioned here that third and fourth phases of assembly elections are scheduled for February 19 and 23.
BJP’s star campaigner list includes- Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party President Amit Shah, Kanpur MP and veteran party leader Murli Manohar Joshi, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Uma Bharati, Arun Jaitley, M. Venkiah Naidu, Smriti Irani, Piyush Goel, V.K. Singh, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Nitin Gadkari, senior party leaders Om Mathur, Vinay Katiyar, Swamy Prasad Maurya, veteran actress and politician Hema Malini, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, comedian Raju Srivastav, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and others.