HP Polls 2017: Complete lists of BJP & Congress Star Campaigners
Shimla: The political battle over the power in Himachal Pradesh has gained more momentum as the last date of the nomination is over. As per official report, total 479 candidates including independent candidates have filed their nominations.
Both the major candidate parties, BJP and Congress, have also announced the list of their star campaigner who will appeal people to cast votes in favor of their respective parties in the elections to the Legislative Assembly of HP scheduled for November 9.
Each party has named about 40 personalities including the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath, Amit Shah and top leaders of the opposition including Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
However, the parties have not declared the schedule for these campaigners.
|Cong Star Campaigners||BJP Star Campaigners|
|Sonia Gandhi||Narendra Modi|
|Rahul Gandhi||Amit Shah|
|Manmohan Singh||Rajnath Singh|
|Sushil Kumar Shinde||Arun Jaitley|
|Ghulam Nabi Azad||Nitin Gadkari|
|Ambika Soni||Sushma Swaraj|
|Virbahdra Singh||Ramlal ji|
|Anand Sharma||Jagat Prakash Nadda|
|Amarinder Singh||Thawarchand Gehlot|
|Sukhvinder Singh Sukku||Smriti Irani|
|Sheila Dikshit||Uma Bharti|
|Bhupinder Singh Hooda||Shivraj Singh Choudhary|
|Harish Rawat||Manohar Lal Khattar|
|Selja Kumari||Yogi Adityanath|
|Bhanwar Jitender Singh||Trivendra Singh Rawat|
|Jyotiraditya Scindia||Nirmal Singh|
|Sachin Pilot||VK Singh|
|Randeep S Surjewala||Vijay Sampla|
|Raj Babbar||Mangal Pandey|
|Ranjeet Rajnjan||Manoj Tiwari|
|Pramod Tiwari||Satpal Maharaj|
|Pratabh Singh Bajwa||Satpal Singh Satti|
|Sunil Jakhar||Prem Kumar Dhumal|
|Manish Tiwari||Shanta Kumar|
|Navjot Singh Sidhu||Anurag Thakur|
|Amarinder Singh Raja Brar||Virendra kashyap|
|Gaurav Gogoi||Ram Swaroop Sharma|
|Sushmita Dev||Sambit Patra|
|Bhulam Ahmed Mir||Pawan Rana|
|Ashok Tanwar||Chandra Mohan Thakur|
|GS Bali||Ram Singh|
|Kaul Singh Thakur||Praveen Sharma|
|Kuldeep Sharma||Rashmidhar Shud|
|Pritam Singh||Ganesh Dutt|
|Charanjit Singh Channi||Sandeepni Bhardwaj|
|Man Preet Singh Badal||Uttam Choudhary|
|Madan Lal Sharma||Sikander Kumar|
|Jaiveer Shergil||Suraj Negi|
|Kailasho Saini||Mohammad Rajbali|
The BJP will be banking on the ‘Modi wave’, which is rapidly losing its force post demonetization and haphazard implementation of the Goods Services Tax (GST).
While BJP will concentrate on inflicting damage to the reputation of the Congress party in Himachal by rubbing salt in the wounds of the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh by highlighting over the money laundering and disproportionate assets cases, Congress is likely to highlight the developmental achievements of the current government, failure of Gujrat model, demonetization, and GST.
Congress is likely to stick to activities like opening or upgrading of schools, primary health centres, colleges etc. and introduction of skill development program and allowances.
The dynasty politics is another issue that the BJP will try to exploit. Along with Chief Minister’s son, there are other Congress leaders who have managed to secure ticket for their offspring i.e. Champa Thakur and Ashish Butail.
For Congress, the son of BJP supermo Amit Shah’s son, Jay Shah, will be on Congress’s target.