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Amidst CAA stand-off, can star BJP campaigners swing Northeast Delhi votes in favor?

(Nagaland BJP leaders campaigning for BJP candidates in Delhi)

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Kohima, February 5 (NE): Action packed election campaign is at climax now in New Delhi as Delhi will go for poll on February 8, 2020. While, ruling Aam Aadmi Party (APP) is looking for its second consecutive term in Delhi, Indian National Congress (INC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is not leaving any stone untouched.

Like other election campaigns, BJP has lined up its star campaigners and leaders from different states in Delhi to mobilise its voters. Nagaland BJP leaders are also seen busy during this Delhi Assembly election, BJP State President, Temjen Imna Along with Deputy CM Y Patton campaigning for Delhi BJP candidates, especially among the North East community in Delhi.

Nagaland Deputy CM Y Patton was also seen focused and busy in Delhi election campaign amidst the controversy back home on the 51st Lotha Students Union Conference speech at Merapani in Wokha district. Perhaps this highlights the importance of Northeast community voters in New Delhi.

Northeast India had witnessed unprecedented situation on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) ever since it was introduced in the Parliament. Now it needs to be seen if these issue will become an election deciding factor. Even the Nagaland BJP political leaders along with other North East leaders are pedaling hard hoping that this will not be a factor.

BJP State President, Temjen Imna Along’s Delhi election speech video among the Northeastern community residing in Delhi on January 27, 2020, did not go well in Nagaland social media. Particularly the speech made against the Delhi Chief Minister has heaped negative comments.

Nagaland along with the North East India is very closely watching Delhi election, the first state election in India after the CAA stand-off. This will give a clear picture if CAA has emerged as an election deciding factor against or for any political party. All eyes are now on February 11, 2020, the scheduled Delhi election result, which will have the answer for one and all.

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