By the time Lok Sabha poll drums fall silent on May 10, Narendra Modi would have undertaken the largest mass outreach in India’s electoral history by travelling about 300,000 km for 437 public meetings in 25 states besides 1350 innovative 3D rallies.
The Modi juggernaut rolled out on September 15 last year with an ex-servicemen’s rally in Rewari in Haryana and would continue till the evening of May 10 when electioneering for the ninth and last phase of the polls in which votes will be cast on May 12.
Besides 437 public meetings, the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate would have addressed another 1350 rallies through 3D technology across the nation. Another 600 3D rallies are planned between May 1 and 10, according to information available from BJP.
Additionally, Modi would have done 4000 ‘chai pe charcha’ (chat over tea) interactions during which he discusses issues with common people as well as takes questions from across the country and internationally through video conferencing.
Add to that, 196 ‘Bharat Vijay’ rallies and the road shows in Vadodara and Varanasi, the two constituencies from where he is contesting, the BJP leader’s outreach programme would have totalled an astounding 5827 rallies, programmes and roadshows.
BJP describes the campaign as historic and unprecedented in its intensity and scale in addition to being innovative and precise. Modi’s campaign is one of the biggest mass mobilisation anywhere in the history of electioneering, says the party.