Modi to hold 50 rallies by February 2019
New Delhi: With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address 50 rallies across the country by February next year, covering more than 100 Lok Sabha constituencies, party sources said.
BJP chief Amit Shah and senior leaders Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari will also address 50 rallies each, a source said.
All these rallies have been planned to prepare the ground for BJP’s campaign for the polls. Each rally is being designed to covers two to three Lok Sabha constituencies, the sources said.
Before the election dates of the Lok Sabha elections are announced, BJP will have covered at least 400 Lok Sabha constituencies by organising 200 rallies, said a party leader said. Besides these 50 rallies, Modi will also address rallies in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, where elections are scheduled later this year, he said.
Wednesday’s rally in Malout in Punjab was the first of these rallies. Similar farmers’ gathering is being planned at Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh this month. A party source said this exercise has been planned to bring the organisation into election mode and prepare a launch pad for BJP’s campaign.