The stage is set for Narendra Modi’s rally on the outskirts of the city, with BJP claiming that it will be the “greatest of all” rally addressed by the party’s prime ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh so far.
BJP’s UP chief Laxmikant Vajpayee said live streaming of audio and video of the rally will be telecast in 37 countries.
All arrangements are in place to provide fool proof security for the rally, apart from deployment of special police team from Gujarat, sources said.
Top BJP leaders have started coming for the rally to be held at Manbela ground, 20 kilometres from the city. The state BJP chief said that, “it will be the greatest of all Modi’s rally so far held in UP.” The rally is exclusively for eastern UP, consisting 62 Assembly and 13 Lok Sabha seats, Vajpayee said, adding that at present, the party has only 3 Lok Sabha members from the area.
He said, with ‘Vijay Shankhanad Rally’ BJP will herald its electioneering in the eastern UP. “Problems of eastern UP, like sugar-cane arrears, issues of Benarasi saree weavers of Azamgarh and spread of encephalitis in Gorakhpur are likely to come up during Modi’s address,” the BJP leadar said. Local convener of the rally and BJP MP Yogi Adityanath said, “BJP will perform best of all parties in UP,” when asked how many seats does he expect from the area. Elaborate parking arrangements for buses, four wheelers and three wheelers have also been made so that normal traffic is not affected, said the media in-charge, Satyendra Sinha. On Thursday Narendra Modi is expected to arrive by air at around 10 AM, he said.
Sources said Ashish Khetan will be the vice-chairman of the commission.