Chandigarh: In a move to return to power in civic bodies, the Bharatiya Janata Party has deputed over two dozen party leaders of Haryana in MCD polls, scheduled for April 15. Two leaders have been assigned to make coordination with them.

The BJP is struggling hard to avoid anti-incumbency coupled with internal bickering among the party leaders over ticket distribution.

During the last MCD polls in 2007, the BJP won 164 seats out 272 while its bête noire Congress managed to win just 68 seats.

Delhi BJP general secretaries Vir Kumar Yadav and Deepak Mangla will submit the report to the state and central leadership in this regard. The BJP deployed them to the 24 wards adjoining with the Haryana border.

BJP leaders Rajiv Jain, Neetisen Bhatia, Bhupendra Chauhan and Mahesh Chauhan, Lalit Batra, Ravibhan Rathi, Karmbir Sharma and Mohan Lal, Shyam Singh Rana, Rajpal Sharma and Ravindra Lochab and Mahipal Dhanda have been entrusted with the task of poll campaigning in Badli, Rithala, Bavana, Narela, Mundka, Sultanpur and Mangolpuri wards.   
About half a dozen Congress leaders are already campaigning for party candidates in the MCD polls.