Patna: BJP urged President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday to revise his schedule to visit Bihar on October 26-27 as it coincides with its `Hunkar Rally` on October 27.
"The people of Patna will be deprived of an opportunity to welcome you whole heartedly as they would be busy attending the Hunkar Rally," BJP MLA Nitin Naveen said in a letter to the President.
"People of Patna and Bihar have been preparing for the Hunkar Rally for the past six months and are eagerly waiting to listen to Narendra Modi in whom they see a symbol of development," he said.
Naveen alleged that there was politics at play in the finalisation of the schedule of the presidential visit to coincide with Modi`s rally. The Nitish Kumar government has tried to politicise the President`s visit to Bihar about which the BJP came to know from media.
Echoing him, BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi alleged that the Chief Minister did not intentionally inform the President`s office about the BJP`s rally as a "conspiracy" to sabotage it.
There was a "conspiracy" by the JD(U) government to sabotage the `Hunkar rally` by scheduling the President`s visit to Bihar on the date even though the BJP had announced its programme in March.
During the President`s visit, a tight security blanket would be thrown that will cause inconvenience to those wanting to attend Modi`s rally, Sushil Modi told newsmen.
Also no plane could land at the Patna airport as long as the special aircraft carrying Mukherjee did not fly out and under the circumstances the aircraft carrying Narendra Modi would not land at the airport on that date.