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Big plans for Narendra Modi’s mega rally in Delhi

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 14:06

Zee Media Bureau/Biplob Ghosal

New Delhi: With Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi all set to address a grand rally in the national capital on September 29, the Bharatiya Janata Party is leaving no stone unturned to make the event a mega success.

The BJP expects around 4 lakh people will come to Japanese Park in Rohini to hear the party’s BJP’s prime ministerial candidate for 2014 General Elections.

Notwithstanding Modi’s standing as a crowd puller, the party has planned to install 100 LED screens across the city for the live coverage of the event.

Modi’s rally comes at a time when the Delhi BJP unit has been hit hard with the internal bickering within the party over the choice of the CM candidate.

The BJP, which is yet to announce its CM’s candidate, is heavily banking on the Modi charisma to come back to power in the Delhi Assembly elections scheduled later this year.

Modi’s role became even more critical after various opinion polls suggested that Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Admi Party (AAP) will eat into the vote share of the BJP.

BJP stalwart LK Advani and senior leader Sushma Swaraj, who were earlier opposed to the anointment of Modi as the PM candidate of the BJP are likely to give the rally a miss.

BJP president Rajnath Singh will also not attend the rally. However, Delhi poll in-charge Nitin Gadkari will be present at the gathering.

Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has played down the possible absence of top party leaders at Narendra Modi`s rally here on September 29.

"Modi will be holding large-scale rallies and meetings across the country. It is not required that every leader (of the party) joins him at every event," Naqvi said.

Modi was on September 14 appointed as BJP’s PM candidate, despite LK Advani`s opposition.

First Published: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 14:06
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