Modi to hold 4 rallies in state
Keeping in mind the large number of Lok Sabha seats from Maharashtra, the state wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party is focussing on the state and has planned four huge rallies of Narendra Modi,
the Prime Ministerial candidate of the NDA. The first rally is going to be held by December-end.
In the working committee meet of the party held at Vasant Smruti Bhavan at Dadar, it has been decided to stage four rallies of Mr Modi as an attempt to win maximum number of seats in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.
The rallies have been divided into different divisions — Mumbai, Marathwada, Vidarbha and North Maharashtra.
Significantly, there will not be a single rally of Mr Modi in the western Maharashtra region, which is a stronghold of the Sharad Pawar-led NCP, a ruling party of the state.
“The party wanted to hold gigantic rallies in terms of number of people. We will try our best to make the rallies big, even in comparison to Mr Modi’s other rallies, which includes Bihar’s Hunkar rally,” a senior leader said.
These rallies are going to take place between December and March. The first rally would be in Mumbai and the tentative date of the rally is December 22. “Dates of the rallies need to be finalised by Mr Modi and will be announced in the coming week. For the rally in Mumbai, we will opt for either BKC or Somaiya Ground as the capacity at Shivaji Park has been restricted,” said the senior leader.
Maharashtra has 48 Lok Sabha seats and in the last elections, the party managed to win only nine seats, but this time, the BJP wanted to cash in on the popularity enjoyed by Mr Modi, who is also the chief minister of Gujarat.
A presentation about collection of iron for the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel “Statue of Unity” was also made during the meet. It has been decided to collect iron from each and every village and city of the state. “The equipment used by the farmers that are of no use now can also be collected for the statue, which is the biggest-ever statue of an individual in the world,” said another senior leader.