Narendra Modi calls for end to dynastic politics in Haryana campaign

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Narendra Modi on a swing through Haryana where he spoke in three constituencies, emphasised on his clean Indian campaign, saying that we have wi-fi, and Hi-fi but what we need is safai.

When he asked the crowd at Hisar to see that the rally venue remains clean, a majority of people could be seen picking up waste which they had thrown after the rally got over.

Speaking at Hisar, Kurukshetra, and Faridabad on Monday, Modi gave a measured dose of everything that mattered to the sizeable crowd of voters.

Not only did he touch upon issues of female foeticide, atrocities against Dalits and old age pension for all but also attacked the Congress and the INLD with gusto on issues that irks them like Vadra-DLF land deals, Chautalas fighting elections from jail and end to dynasty politics.

Maharaj Lohan, a farmer who travelled 50km to listen to Modi said: "We have faith not in the BJP but in Modi. He talks sense. The days of dynasty politics should be over in Haryana too."

Modi had something to woo even the traditional Congress supporters.

"On the occasion of Nehru's birthday on November 14 and Indira Gandhi's birthday on November 19, I request all schools and anganwadis to indulge in shram dann and Clean India campaign. There is hi-fi and wi-fi but we need safai," said Modi leaving many awestruck.

However, despite taking Modi's vigorous campaigns in stride, the task to get a sizeable chunk of seats close to government formation still remains uphill for the BJP in Haryana. BJP's maximum tally in Haryana has not gone beyond 16 that it got way back in 1987.

The reason lies in three to four cornered tight fights in most of the assembly segments and the traditional following of the kin of the two Lals — Chautala, Bishnoi and Hooda son of freedom fighter Ch. Ranbir Singh, in various pockets.

They all have their strongholds in sizeable assembly segments. If CM Hooda is powerful in areas surrounding Rohtak, Panipat, Jhajhar and Sonipat, Chautala's with Akali Dal's backing (because of Prakash Singh Badal's strong relations with Devi Lal) is still a force to reckon with in north Haryana.

Moreover, the BJP has not declared its CM candidate though in peoples' mind it could be Captain Abhimanyu.

Yet the BJP's chances of improving its tally by far seem well on the cards given the seething anger against Jat dominated politics among lower castes and BJP's sterling performance under Modi in the recent Lok Sabha elections when it got seven out of 10 seats in Haryana.

Modi's popularity factor could be seen playing on everybody's mind which may pave the way for the BJP to emerge as the biggest party.

"We see Modi-led BJP capable of ending this long-rule of Jat dynastic politics. We are supporters of Kuldeep Bishnoi's Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) but would not mind voting for the BJP ," said Ugrasen Bishnoi from Asrawan village of Adampur assembly constituency.

Astute observers of Haryana politics see Modi's continuous mocking of Chautalas' fighting elections from jail as a masterstroke to divide Jat votes between INLD and the Congress.

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