PM Narendra Modi to visit Kozhikode on September 24 to attend 3-day national BJP meet

"Upon his arrival in the city in the evening, the Prime Minister will address a public meeting being organised as part of the national council," senior BJP leader said.

By: PTI | Kochi | Published:September 20, 2016 9:57 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Kozhikode in Kerala on September 24 to attend the BJP’s three-day national council meeting, a senior party leader said in Kochi on Tuesday.

“Upon his arrival in the city in the evening, the Prime Minister will address a public meeting being organised as part of the national council,” senior BJP leader and party’s former Kerala unit president, V Muraleedharan said.

The Prime Minister will attend the BJP meetings on September 24 and 25. Modi will also inaugurate the birth centenary celebrations of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay, former Jan Sangh president, at a special function on September 25 evening, he said.

The Prime Minister will return to New Delhi after the function, he said.

Muraleedharan said BJP Chief Amit Shah would arrive in Kozhikode on September 22 to give leadership to the meetings being organised to mark the centenary year of Deendayal Upadhyayay.

Around 1,700 leaders, including Union ministers, Chief Ministers of party-ruled states, MPs, MLAs, party’s national leaders and top leaders of the party’s various state units will attend the meeting from September 23, said Muraleedharan.

Kozhikode was chosen for the national council meeting as Deendayal Upadhayay was elected Jan Sangh president at the party’s conclave in that city in December 1967.