Delhi civic polls: Phogat sisters, Ravi Kishan to campaign for BJP, Shikhar Dhawan likely to join     

March 18, 2017, 4:33 pm
Delhi civic polls: Phogat sisters, Ravi Kishan to campaign for BJP,  Shikhar Dhawan likely to join     
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Delhi civic polls: Phogat sisters, Ravi Kishan to campaign for BJP,  Shikhar Dhawan likely to join     

Delhi civic polls: Phogat sisters, Ravi Kishan to campaign for BJP, Shikhar Dhawan likely to join     

After fielding only new faces in the upcoming civic polls in Delhi, the BJP is all set to bring top celebrities for campaigning for the party.

BJP has roped in 'Dangal' fame Phogat sisters, wrestlers Geeta and Babita to appear for it in its campaigning for the high-stakes elections.

According to the party sources, Bhojpuri star Ravi Kishan and several other achievers from different fields will also appear for the saffron party.

"We are going all-out in the MCD polls and have set a very high target for our party. Our triumphs in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand have given fresh impetus to our workers and volunteers and to add to that strength we are bringing in big faces as well," a source said.

The party has also approached Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan and sources said chances of him canvassing for BJP is really high.

The election is slated for 22 April.

Along with them, top party brass will also reach the national capital to woo voters.

The BJP chief Amit Shah, General Secretary (Organisation) Ramlal and Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu will address the party conventions.

We want our biggest leaders and most famous faces to address the public. We also hope PM Modiji will address the crowd at least once. We are going to write to him requesting for his presence, but nonetheless he is our guiding force
Manoj Tiwari, BJP Delhi chief

Wrestlers Geeta and Babita Phogat were recently appointed brand ambassadors by South Delhi Municipal Corporation to promote 'Swachh Bharat' campaign in south Delhi. "With Shikhar Dhawan, we have almost reached an agreement," the sources added.

The party is also planning to bring Ravi Kishan for canvassing in Poorvanchali community members which constituted of people hailing from Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh.

There are many personalities who have made a mark for themselves and risen from humble beginnings to great heights. We want such people, who can share their struggle stories to inspire the common man during the campaigns. Besides, sports and entertainment, achievers from other fields would also be seen during the campaigns
Manoj Tiwari, BJP Delhi chief

Asked what was the target the party had set for itself in the high-octane MCD polls, he said, "All 272".

There is a resentment among senior party leaders for fielding only new faces as they feel the candidates should be a mix of "experienced hands and fresh blood".