Jaipur: With a lot on stake for the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress in the UP 2012 polls, both the political outfits are leaving no stone unturned in their endeavour to dominate the state elections.

Realising the fact that UP 2012 is being termed as a semi-final before the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the Congress as well as the BJP have invited more than three dozen prominent politicians from Rajasthan for the election canvassing.

Not only leaders, office bearers of various social and caste organizations will also lend their contribution to the election campaign.

UP Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh have handed over a list of over 18 leaders to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Rajasthan Congress General Secretary Mukul Wasnik to participate in the election campaigning.

It has been said that the list has been approved by Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi. Gehlot will also be addressing about a dozen election gatherings during the campaign.

Rajasthan leaders asked to participate in the UP election campaign include Union Land Transport Minister Dr CP Joshi, Congress Deputy leader in Lok Sabha Shishram Ola, Dr Girija Vyas, state Congress Committee Chairman Dr Chandrabhan, Union Minister of State Sachin Pilot, Union Minister of State Mahadev Singh Khandela, Namo Narayan Meena, former MP from Bharatpur Vishvendra Singh, parliamentarian Ashak Ali, State Minister Durru Miyan, Parliament Secretary Jahida, Rajasthan Kisan Ayog Chairman Narayan Singh and Minister of State Brij Kishore Sharma.  
 
On similar lines, the BJP leadership has also handed over the responsibility of UP poll campaign to former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vashundhara Raje, former state President Lalit kishore Chaturvedi, state party President Arun Chaturvedi, eminent leader Ghanshyam Tiwari among a dozen Rajasthan leaders.

Observing the regional and caste equations prevailing in the state, both the parties have deployed its other suitable leaders in adjoining regions of Mathura, Agra and other districts near the Rajasthan border.

Also, the parties have incorporated minorities, dalit and Brahmin leaders to extend their contribution in the election campaign.

JPN/Bureau