BJP’s MP unit seeks 5-6 rallies by PM ahead of polls

BJP’s MP unit seeks 5-6 rallies by PM ahead of polls

BJP‘s Madhya Pradesh unit has asked for five to six rallies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be held in the state before the announcement of assembly polls. State leaders have requested Modi to address region-wise rallies in two months.

The party’s central leadership assured that it will take a decision in this regard in the coming week, after the matter was raised by the state leadership during the central election committee meeting on Wednesday, said people aware of the matter.

On August 20, Union home minister Amit Shah will release ‘gareeb kalyan report card’ on 20 years of BJP government in the state, barring the 15 months period when Congress was in power. “After releasing the report, he will also flag off campaign rath with the theme ‘gareeb kalyan’ (welfare of the poor). The rath will travel to all the assembly constituencies highlighting the achievements of the central as well as the state governments,” MP BJP chief VD Sharma told ET.

After the launch, Shah and CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan will travel to Gwalior to take part in the extended BJP state executive meeting. Apart from Union ministers from the state, MLAs, district presidents and around 1,200 party office-bearers have been invited for the meeting.

In the 2018 polls, Congress had done well in the Gwalior-Chambal region.

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