Live updates: Why is a 125-yr-old Congress party struggling for survival, asks PM Narendra Modi

An estimated 10 lakh party workers from 65,000 polling booths spread across 230 assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh will take part in the programme. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 15:25

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a massive congregation of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers at Karyakarta Mahakumbh in Bhopal. The programme has been organised at Jamboori Maidan in BHEL to mark the birth anniversary of party ideologue and co-founder of Janasangh, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay.

BJP president Amit Shah also addressed a workers' congregation which began at 10 am with a musical concert of singer Kailash Kher. An estimated 10 lakh party workers from 65,000 polling booths spread across 230 assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh will take part in the programme. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, party organisational general secretary Ramlal and central and state ministers and other senior leaders will attend the congregation.

An exhibition hall named after BJP leader and former union minister late Anil Madhav Dave has also been set up at the rally site. The exhibition venue will showcase the journey and works of BJP stalwarts, including former prime minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister Modi and Chouhan. 

The security has been heightened in Bhopal ahead of PM Modi`s visit. Speaking to ANI, Inspector General of Police (Intelligence) Makrand Deuskar, said, "5,000 police personnel will be deployed. Bhopal police have done elaborate planning on traffic. The Prime Minister is Special Protection Group (SPG) protectee and security arrangements will be done accordingly."

Here are the LIVE UPDATES:

25 September 2018, 15:20 PM

Even in the Islamic nations across the world, Triple Talaq is not accepted. But here due to vote-bank politics, the party that is led by a woman is not worried about my Muslim sisters who are victims of Triple Talaq: PM Modi

25 September 2018, 15:20 PM

You (Congress) have abused me. There are no abuses left in the dictionary that you haven't given me.You should ask your advisor, the more abuses you hurl at me, the better the lotus blooms: PM Modi

25 September 2018, 15:18 PM

This party (Congress) has not been able to form an alliance inside the country and so they are trying to form alliance outside the nation. Now, will other countries decide who will be India's next prime minister? What has happened to the Congress party? Have you lost your mind after losing the elections: PM Modi

25 September 2018, 15:04 PM

Congress not ready to introspect why it has been reduced to 44 seats in Lok Sabha because of its arrogance: PM Modi

25 September 2018, 14:56 PM

Our government believes in social justice: PM Modi

25 September 2018, 14:55 PM

In India, vote bank politics has destroyed the society like termites: PM Modi

25 September 2018, 14:55 PM

When UPA was in power, they used to act like an enemy of BJP-ruled states. I was a CM and if any Union Minister wished me, the next day that photo was published in newspaper, the minister used to tremble in fear that now his career is over: PM Modi

25 September 2018, 14:54 PM

The nation can never forget Mahatma Gandhi, Ram Manohar Lohia and Deendayal Upadhyay. These three personalities have worked for the betterment of the poeple, have led the people to great achievements: PM Modi

25 September 2018, 14:42 PM

Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay's contemplation, his life, his conduct, his thoughts are still our inspiration: PM Modi

25 September 2018, 14:38 PM

How lucky we are or how many virtues we have that we have been fortunate to serve the country through BJP: PM Modi

25 September 2018, 14:28 PM

The biggest priority for the BJP is the security of the country, not vote bank politics. The Congress can push as much as they like but the process of NRC is not going to halt: Amit Shah

25 September 2018, 14:25 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not done any such thing which can shame our worker. PM Modi and Shivraj Chouhan have acted in such a way that our workers can hold their heads high in public: Amit Shah

25 September 2018, 14:23 PM

Every worker in the BJP has the capability to decimate Congress: Amit Shah

25 September 2018, 14:16 PM

The Bharatiya Janata Party is serving 70 per cent of the people of the country. To take BJP to every booth and every village in the country is the duty of us workers: Amit Shah

25 September 2018, 14:09 PM

Rahul Gandhi came to Bhopal as a devotee of Shiva. Every month he goes abroad why does he not make those pictures viral? He called me as announcement machine but he is a fun machine: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

25 September 2018, 13:43 PM

Our soldiers carried the surgical strike and proved their valour. It is for the first time when soldiers performed phenomenally. We'll teach Congress a lesson. They have insulted the Army and made fun of them: Uma Bharti

25 September 2018, 13:36 PM

We feel proud when the Prime Minister launched the Ayushman Bharat scheme for a healthy India: Rakesh Singh

25 September 2018, 13:33 PM

We have fought elections on the issue of development. We know development too, we know faith, we take the name of Ram and know how to bring Ram Rajya too. Society develops not with hatred, not with unity: Uma Bharti

25 September 2018, 13:22 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the venue. After reaching, the PM pays tribute to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay on his 102th birth anniversary.

25 September 2018, 13:05 PM

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Uma Bharti, Rakesh Singh, Thawarchand Gehlot are also present at the venue.

25 September 2018, 12:36 PM

PM Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah will address the 'Worker Mahakumbh' in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh at 1 pm

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