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J-K polls: PM Modi likely to hold 10 rallies in the state

India TV News Desk 04 Nov 2014, 10:46:47 AM IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to address around ten election rallies across Jammu and Kashmir.

Sources said that Modi is likely to kick-start party's campaign from the Kashmir region where he will hold the first public meeting on November 10. The party is working on finalising the dates for his rally.

Top state and central BJP leaders including the party president Amit Shah and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh are also expected to be present at the rallies of Modi, a party leader said on terms of anonymity.

The Central Election Committee of the BJP had on Sunday released a list of 45 candidates for upcoming Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections.

The party is eyeing 44+ seats in the state with specific focus on all 25 assembly constituencies in the Jammu region where it had maintained a lead in the May Lok Sabha elections.

There are 37 assembly seats in the Jammu region and the party want to maximize gains here. In the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP had won Jammu, Ladakh and Udhampur seats, which comprise 41 assembly segments.

The tenure of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly ends on January 19 next year. The elections will be held in five phase for the 87-member House starting November 25.