BJP expects over 10 lakh turnout at Narendra Modi's Lucknow rally
Lucknow: Amid the ongoing internal feud within the Samajwadi Party (SP), Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to address a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rally here on Monday, his first in 2017.
The Parivartan Maharally, which is to be held at the Ramabai Ambedkar grounds here, is claimed to be the biggest rally of PM Modi in a long time as over 10 lakh people, to be brought in 15,000 buses and 35,000 other vehicles, are expected to attend the rally.
If the BJP succeeds is bringing the number of people they are claiming to the rally, it would be a psychological blow to the main opposition party in UP, Bahujan Samaj Party. The rally is scheduled to begin at 11 am on Monday.
“The sheer numbers would be enough to unnerve Mayawati ji,” said Brajesh Pathak, a former Maya aide-turned-BJP leader.
This is also likely to be his last rally here before the announcement of the poll dates in Uttar Pradesh.
What you can expect from the rally?
- The political experts believe the PM can make some crucial announcements for the state ahead of the beginning of the state assembly polls.
- It is going to be an important rally because it will determine if BJP will be able to distract people's attention from the internal brawl of the SP.
- All senior BJP leaders have made huge attempts to garner as much turnout of people as possible to make the PM's rally a success.
- The Cabinet ministers and MPs from the state constituencies have already reached to the state capital to attend the rally.
- BJP president Amit Shah is also expected to join the rally here today.
PM Narendra Modi had last addressed a rally here in Lucknow on Dussehra day. He had also addressed a rally on March 2, 2014 when he was campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections.