Punjab polls: Modi to address rally in December as BJP gears up for elections

The saffron party has also planned to hold a 'booth sammelan' which will be addressed by party's chief Amit Shah.

By: PTI | Chandigarh | Published:November 6, 2016 5:32 pm

 

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah and  Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during the Diwali Mangal Milan programme at BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist(PTI11_3_2016_000327B) Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. (PTI Photo) 

Gearing up for the upcoming Assembly polls in Punjab, BJP has planned a rally to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in December, besides a program where party chief Amit Shah will address booth-level workers in the state. With Congress and AAP accusing the SAD-BJP government of having failed on all fronts, BJP has decided to contest the polls on the plank of development work carried out by the current regime in last 10 years, while highlighting the “failures” of the opposition parties.

“We have planned a big rally in the middle of December which will be addressed by PM Narendra Modi,” said Punjab BJP President Vijay Sampla. The venue for the rally has not been finalised yet.

The saffron party has also planned to hold a ‘booth sammelan’ which will be addressed by party’s chief Amit Shah. “A booth sammelan will be held in which Amit Shah will be present. The date is yet to be finalised for this event,” Sampla told PTI.

In this sammelan, the BJP chief will address booth-level workers of 23 assembly constituencies in which there are 4,000 booths, he said. Additionally, BJP has also planned to hold four more rallies which will witness participation of various union ministers and senior leaders of the party.

Plans are afoot to invite Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj, and other senior leaders to participate in the proposed rallies. The four big rallies will be organised for Scheduled Castes (SC), farmers, women and youth at Jalandhar, Fazilka Patiala and Amritsar respectively.

“Developmental works carried out by the Akali-BJP regime during the last 10 years and the progress made under Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre will be our agenda for
the upcoming state polls,” said Sampla who is also a union minister. The party, which is appointing new office bearers at various positions in the state, will also highlight the “failures” of both the Congress and Aam Aadmi Party to counter their onslaught against SAD-BJP.

“We shall also bring the failure of opposition parties to the notice of voters,” said Sampla, expressing confidence that the Akali-BJP combine would return to power for the third consecutive time in Punjab.

The Congress is busy fighting factionalism and AAP’s graph is on the decline due to its own shortcomings, he alleged.