Narendra Modi can convert crowds into votes like Atal Behari Vajpayee, says BJP

Written by PTI | Mumbai | Updated: Aug 31 2013, 03:42am hrs
Narendra ModiChief Minister Narendra Modi playing flute with tribals at a programme in Chhota Udepur town, Vadodara on Friday. PTI
Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's campaign committee chief Narendra Modi has the capability to convert crowds into votes like its former party chief and former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Mumbai city BJP chief Ashish Shelar said here today.

"Like Vajpayee, Narendra Modi is also a crowd puller and has the capability to convert crowds into votes," Shelar told reporters in an interactive session organised by the Marathi Patrakar Sangh.

Shelar said that the city unit of the party would launch a new software platform to connect to Narendra Modi with the help of social media websites.

Informing that all BJP bigwigs would hold public meetings to entice voters in Maharashtra, he said that party president Rajnath Singh would visit the city on September 14.

"Rajnath Singh will also meet Ganesh mandals during his visit. Besides Singh, Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj will also visit the city later next month," he said.

In October, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley will visit the city to talk about the issue of Kashmir, Shelar said.