Advani, Rajnath and Nitish to campaign for Jharkhand polls

NDA will counter the Congress’ poll campaign led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party chief Sonia Gandhi for the Jharkhand Assembly elections by fielding its national leaders like L K Advani, Rajnath Singh and Nitish Kumar.

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani, party President Rajnath Singh, and leaders like Arun Jaitely, Sushma Swaraj and Venkaiah Naidu will campaign in the state for the five-phased polls beginning November 25.

The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) national president Sharad Yadav and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will also campaign.

According to Sources, Advani and Nitish Kumar will campaign together while Rajnath Singh and Sharad Yadav will address poll rallies together.

The BJP and JD-U have cemented an alliance in the state. The BJP is fighting on 67 seats and the JD-U on 14 seats in the 81-seat Jharkhand Assembly.

The five-phase polls to the Jharkhand Assembly will be held November 25-December 18 and the counting will take place December 23.

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