PM rally in Lucknow today: Shah, Rajnath, Kalraj to be present

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Lucknow, January 1
All eyes are on the mega Maha Parvartan rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this Uttar Pradesh capital tomorrow, to be graced by all senior BJP leaders, including party president Amit Shah and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Thousands of BJP supporters have started arriving in the City of Nawabs, which has turned saffron with party flags, posters and hoardings covering the entire city and its adjoining areas.Though security for the PM’s rally would be stringent, but the party has made several arrangements for smooth conduct of the meeting, which was earlier scheduled for December 24, but postponed later. BJP leaders, including party president Keshav Prasad Maurya, held Bhoomi pujan at rally ground of the Rama Bai Ambedkar ground yesterday. ”Over 10 lakh people are expected to attend this rally. It would be the largest rally ever held in Uttar Pradesh,” Maurya told UNI here today.He said party workers from each booth will come to Lucknow to attend this mega show. ”There are 1.47 lakh booths in the state and eight people from each booth are expected to attend this rally. Besides, traders, students, professionals and employee associations in different government sectors will be part of this mega show,” he added.
Talking about support BJP got in Parivartan yatras, he said it was clear indication that people have made their mind in favour of the party and BJP will form the next government in UP.
‘The response at Parivartan yatras is tremendous. People from all walks of life have been supporting this yatra. A rough estimate suggests that over 1.5 crore people have attended this ongoing yatra at different places,” Mr Maurya said. PM’s rally would be a historic one in many ways including that Narendra Modi might send out message after the 50 days grace period he had sought to bring normalcy post demonetisation in the first public rally after the period came to an end on December 31.
Besides the rally will be big also in that top ministers from Modi’s cabinet hailing from UP and national BJP chief Amit Shah would be sharing the dais with the PM. Union minsters Rajnath Singh, Kalraj Mishra, Uma Bharati and several others are expected to be present in the rally. As many as 14,000 buses and 50,000 small vehicles will ferry the crowd to and fro the rally ground. There are 41 districts from Awadh, Kanpur and Braj regions from where target is to bring at least two buses each full of booth level workers, a party member said and added that from regions far away from Lucknow, the party is expecting at least one bus from
each sector.
UP BJP General Secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak said here today that the party supporters from far flung districts have started arriving and the party has made all arrangements for their stay in this chilly weather.
He claimed that the PM’s rally would be a historic one as more than 10 lakh people would attend it, creating a records of sort of such big rally in the state capital. Meanwhile, according to officials, PM would reach Amausi airport at around 1350 hrs tomorrow and will fly to the spot by a chopper to be nearby Ram Bai Ambedkar ground at 1400 hours. There are also alternative arrangements to take the PM by road to the rally ground.After addressing the rally for around an hour-and-a-half, the PM would leave for New Delhi at around 1530 hrs.

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