On PM Modi’s first visit, BJP plans grand welcome

Anandiben asks BJP workers to reach airport before time to receive 2 leaders

Ahmedabad | Published: September 15, 2014 4:01:51 am
Preparations are on full swing at the Sabarmati Riverfront Park on Sunday. (Express photo by Javed Raja) Preparations are on full swing at the Sabarmati Riverfront Park on Sunday. (Express photo by Javed Raja)

The BJP state unit is drawing up plans to accord a grand welcome to Narendra Modi on his first visit to the state after becoming the prime minister and the party’s national president Amit Shah, who will be accompanying him, on Tuesday.

The functions to welcome and felicitate the two will begin right from their landing at the airport around 3 pm, party sources said on Sunday.

Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has instructed party workers to reach the airport on Monday to welcome Modi with the good news of winning all nine Assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat since the party is quite confident of winning all the seats that went to bypoll.

After the welcome function, Modi and Shah will be driven to Trimandir near Adalaj on S G Highway for the main felicitation  where all BJP elected representatives and party office-bearers in Gujarat and party functionaries besides workers have been asked to attend the function, said party sources.

A meeting of party seniors including Bhikhubhai Dalsania, I K Jadeja and others will be held at the function venue of Trimandir on Monday evening where senior leaders will work out final details and give finishing touches to the plans to welcome the leaders.
Explaining the selection of the venue of Trimandir, a BJP media official said this would be a convenient place to access from all directions without much of a problem and parking would be more convenient for the visitors.

Being very spacious venue, it will easily accommodate a crowd of up to 15,000 without causing traffic hurdles and blockages, he said.

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