New Delhi: With little time left for Uttarakhand Assembly elections lined up in February next year, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to kickstart its poll campaign from Nainital by organizing a mass rally on December 4.

After holding a meeting with senior party leaders, BJP president Nitin Gadkari along with top leaders will attend the proposed mass rally.  

Because of its strategic location, Nainital has been decided as the venue to do equal justification to Garhwal and Kumaon regions of the state.

The party meeting is of utmost significance to create a pro-BJP atmosphere ahead of the assembly polls. Though all major national issues will be discussed during the meeting, the matters related to the Himalayan state will be held at priority.

Along with party president Nitin Gadkari, leaders of the opposition in both the houses of Parliament are also expected to be present in the meeting.

The elections in Uttarakhand are the first in the series of the assembly polls to be held in five other states including Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Gujarat in 2012.
The party is already facing tough tide in the state and the recent change in leadership is an effort to make a stitch in time ahead of the elections.

With three chief ministers from the party within five years of its rule in the state, groupism has also prevailed since long. In order to restore the party’s dignity and to get rid of factional feud, former national president Rajnath Singh, General Secretary Dharmendra Pradhan and Joint General Secretary, Organisation, Saudan Singh have been handed over the responsibility in this regard.

JPN/Bureau