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UP polls: Nitish Kumar to campaign for BJP

Anand Mohan sahay in Patna | April 20, 2007 12:30 IST

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The Battle for Uttar Pradesh
After the request of the Bharatiya Janata Party high command, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will campaign in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections for the BJP, Janata Dal (United) and its ally Apna Dal candidates.

The state JD(U) president Lallan Singh told rediff.com in Patna on Friday that Nitish Kumar will campaign on April 25 and 26 in UP assembly elections. "Nitish Kumar will mainly cover the assembly constituencies in eastern UP," Singh said.

According to sources close to Nitish Kumar, BJP had requested him to campaign in support of the party candidates in districts bordering Bihar. "Nitish Kumar's popularity in eastern UP will fetch votes for BJP," sources said.

Nitish Kumar along with JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav will campaign in Gorakhpur, Varanasi,Balia and other districts.

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi along with half a dozen ministers will also campaign in eastern UP next week.

At present nearly 40 ruling party MLAs from Bihar have been camping in UP to campaign for BJP and JD(U candidates. In the ongoing assembly elections in UP.


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