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PM Modi campaign to start from Dilip Ghosh’s seat on March 26

BJP national president Amit Shah, Union ministers Arun Jaitley, Smriti Irani and Venkaiah Naidu too are expected to campaign, Sinha

Former BJP state president and BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi would address first of his seven rallies for Assembly polls on March 26 in Kharagpur, where party state chief Dilip Ghosh is contesting.

BJP national president Amit Shah, Union ministers Arun Jaitley, Smriti Irani and Venkaiah Naidu too are expected to campaign, Sinha.

Terming the Left Front’s support to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) by not pitching candidates at three constituencies (Darjeeling, Kurseong, Kalimpong) as “irrelevant”, Sinha said, “There is hardly any presence of the Left Front in the Hills. The question of their support does not arise at all. The GJM-BJP alliance is intact. (By not pitching candidates) the Left has proved it is opportunist and power-hungry.”

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In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, GJM had supported S S Ahluwalia, BJP’s candidate from Darjeeling that comprises six Assembly constituencies. Of these, GJM won Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong. Congress won Phansidewa and Matigara while TMC secured Siliguri. GJM general secretary Roshan Giri, however, said they had not sought Left Front’s support. “Even without Harka Bahadur Chhetri (who left GJM to join TMC), we will have no problem in winning at least three seats. We will defeat the Congress and the TMC. We are in talks with the BJP which is our natural ally,” Giri said.

Nantu Pal, TMC’s assistant district secretary (Darjeeling), said the Left has lost its relevance and is employing desperate measures to come in power. “They have lost all principles. On the one hand, they are saying there should be an anti-BJP alliance and now they want to support the GJM which is an ally of the BJP. It shows the character of the Left Front,” he said.

First published on: 14-03-2016 at 03:45:13 am
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