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'Friends of BJP' campaign in Delhi sees large crowd

'Friends of BJP' campaign in Delhi sees large crowd

Author: Indo Asian News Service
Publication: Yahoo News
Date: March 26, 2009
URL: http://in.news.yahoo.com/43/20090326/818/tnl-friends-of-bjp-campaign-in-delhi-see.html

The Bharatiya Janata Party's 'Friends of BJP' campaign launched in the capital Thursday evening saw an enthusiastic crowd voice support for the party ahead of the elections.

'Friend of BJP - Because India deserves better' is floated by a group of young professionals, entrepreneurs and common citizens. The group has already had meetings in Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore.

Launching the campaign at FICCI auditorium here, BJP general secretary Arun Jaitley slammed the Congress for 'poor handling' of the country's economy and security and 'dynasty politics'.

Jaitley called Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a 'night watchman' of the Congress.

'Like in cricket we have a night watchman, the (Congress) government has Manmohan Singh,' Jaitley said. Night watchman is a lower-order Test batsman who bats higher up the order than usual near the end of the day's play to protect other, more capable batsmen from being out cheaply in what may be a period of tiredness or in poor light.

Over 1,200 people attended the programme of who around 500 signed for the campaign.

'I got am SMS about this programme a few days ago. I support the BJP as they work for development more than anything else,' Bhaskar Reddy, 33, who works with a private company, told IANS.

Some of the young participants even expressed their desire to see Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at the helm.

'We love Narendra Modi and he should be the one to rule the country,' said east Delhi businessman Parminder Singh. His brother and business partner Pyara Singh echoed the statement.

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