13 April, 2021

'Ab Ki Baar 75 Paar' -- Manoharlal Khattar's Big BJP Dream In Haryana

‘MaNo again’ rings out as NaMo blows Haryana bugle

Pagri ­Samhal
Manohar Lal Khattar, CM
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'Ab Ki Baar 75 Paar' -- Manoharlal Khattar's Big BJP Dream In Haryana

‘Phir ek baar Manohar sarkaar’—Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar is definitely not embarrassed taking a leaf out of PM Narendra Modi’s successful campaign play­book as he begins the electoral push for a second term. He hopes to make a comeback and buck anti-incumbency much like Modi.

There is another slogan: “MaNo again.” And then one that encompasses the amb­ition of ‘Ab ki baar 300 paar’ (This time, 300+), with the Haryana BJP declaring its intent to win over 75 of the 90 assembly seats in Haryana—‘Ab ki baar 75 paar’ (This time, 75+). The BJP had won 48 seats in the 2014 assembly polls.

Though the poll dates haven’t been ann­ounced, the state’s election machinery has been kickstarted with a push from the central leadership. Haryana finance minister Captain Abhimanyu says Union home minister Amit Shah set the target of 75 seats and continues to oversee poll arr­angements . “He has given ‘Mission-75’ to the Haryana leadership for the assembly polls, and we...

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