Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi land in battlefield Haryana today

Written by Express news service | Chandigarh | Updated: Oct 4 2014, 16:19pm hrs
Narendra Modi-Sonia GandhiPM Narendra Modi greets Congress President Sonia Gandhi during Dussehra celebrations in New Delhi. (PTI)
The Haryana BJP has pinned its hopes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will address a series of rallies across the state, beginning in Karnal, from Saturday.

The rally is being considered the BJPs way to counter the INLDs campaign, especially after the party brought in its convicted chief Om Prakash Chautala to address a political rally in Jind.

The PM is expected to address eight-ten rallies in the state, covering all 10 parliamentary constituencies. Senior leaders Sushma Swaraj, Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan are also expected to address rallies.

BJP leader Virender Garg said, In the next 10 days, the party campaign will be high voltage. Besides Modi, a number of other leaders are coming to address rallies. There is no damage to the party because of Chautalas appearance in the poll battle...

The Congress campaign will also pick up pace as party president Sonia Gandhi addresses rallies at Rohtak and Sirsa Saturday. CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda has already reached Rohtak to pep up cadres in his hometown.

Congress sources said the party had intentionally organised Sonias rally in Rohtak, where it can ensure success, unlike the lacklustre Rahul Gandhi rallies during the Lok Sabha polls. Rahul will also campaign in the coming week, as will other senior Congress leaders.

Campaigning ends on October 13 and the state goes to polls on October 15.