MCD polls: Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari rolls out star-studded campaign for civic elections

The Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded a number of celebrities and high-profile campaigners in the days leading up to the MCD polls in the national capital

With a star himself as the State party chief, BJP's poll campaign was bound to be star-studded. No wonder Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari has rolled out before Delhi voters now, a high-voltage and celebs-driven rallies schedule.

Among those leading the VIP campaigners list in Delhi, where BJP has put all its resources on the ground to make it a do-or-die battle, are: Ravi Kishan, Hans Raj Hans, Hema Malini and Union Textile minister Smriti Irani.

On Thursday, the popular Bhojpuri actor, Ravi Kishan, enthused audience at a road show. He accompanied BJP's south Delhi MP Ramesh Bidhuri and MCD candidates to address enthusiastic gatherings inwards Deoli, Sangam Vihar, Kalkaji, Tughlakabad and Badarpur.

He has been fielded by the party for two days - April 13 and 14 - in these Poorvanchali (migrants from eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar)-dominated areas.

Films ad music of Ravi Kishan's have a huge fan following in Delhi. The Bigg Boss participant was greeted by people with much applause.

His constant waving was ably supported by loud Bhojpuri songs and a dance. BJP's theme song - Bhaiyya re Bhaiyya, Bhajpa Dilli Mein - also played which itself has Bhojpuri notes.

'BJP WORKING FOR NATIONALISTIC CAUSE'

The actor who joined BJP in February 2017 said, "Only BJP is working for the nationalistic cause; all others are working on caste or religious lines or their personal benefit. Vote for BJP."

On the other hand, popular Sufi singer and Padma Shriawardee Hans Raj Hans will display his musical skills in parts of north Delhi on Friday. He will croon to audiences in Sadar Bazar, Kamla Nagar and Sangam Park.

Earlier there reports that BJP may engage the Commonwealth Games medal-winning wrestlers - Geeta and Babita Phogat -to highlight the achievements of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

They were also supposed to canvass for BJP. However, that is now uncertain due to clashing of schedules of the sporting sisters. Veteran actors Hema Malini and Smriti Irani, who is now Union Textile Minister, are also adjusting dates, leaders said.

Not just faces from Bollywood and sports, BJP is keen on its prominent chief ministers from across India pitching in the MCD elections too.

BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari has told Mail Today, "We will be organising a road show on April 20 where Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is likely to lead the campaign. We are also in talks with Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath to campaign for one of our road shows."

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