BJP gears up for Modi’s 3rd election rally

STAFF REPORTER
IMPHAL, 2nd Jan: BJP Manipur Pradesh has started making hectic preparation to host the 3rd Lok Sabha election campaign rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the state on Friday.
The Prime Minister is planning to address 100 rallies in 20 states.
Modi would be launching the party’s poll campaign rally in Punjab’s Jalandhar and Gurdaspur respectively on Thursday after attending the Indian Science Congress in Lovely University in Jalandhar Punjab. The party is planning to organise at least two to three events a day for the Prime Minister.
For his third campaign rally, Modi would address the public at Hapta Kangjeibung on Friday soon after his arrival here at 11.45 am. According to a key member of BJP Manipur Pradesh, the Prime Minister would be focussing to highlight achievements of the NDA government in the last five years in his public address.
After attending the rally in Imphal, Modi will head for Silchar in Assam to address another event and then to Tripura on Friday. On Saturday, the Prime Minister is scheduled to continue to poll campaign at Jharkhand and Odisha. He would address another rally in his constituency at Varanasi on January 22 and attend Kumbh Mela on January 24. As a part of his brief state visit Friday, Modi would be inaugurating 10 projects including ICP Complex of Moreh, Dolaithabi Dam and powerloom estate. among others. He would also be laying foundation for some other projects.
Preparations are undergoing in full swing at the rally venue. Construction of main podium has almost been completed while seating arrangement for public, VIP area and security measures have been intensified. After arriving at Imphal Airport, the Prime Minister will be flown up to Kangla in a helicopter and then reach the meeting venue in a motorcade.
Chief Minister N Biren assessed the preparations at Hapta Kangjeibung.
Interacting with media persons during the visit, the CM said that the Prime Minister will lay foundation stones for various new projects during his visit. Biren urged the public to turn up in huge number to welcome the Prime Minister on Friday. Responding to a query regarding the total shut down called by armed outfits to oppose the PM’s visit, the CM said that necessary security measures have been taken up to thwart any unwanted incident and expressed hope that people would come out in good numbers to take part in the rally.
He also said that the Prime Minister would reach Hapta Kangjeibing around 12 pm.
The state government will also place various proposals to the PM for development of the state.
Manipur being a hilly state, there are frequent landslides on the highway which causes shortage of gas and petrol, so the Prime Minister is likely to announce the introduction of 650 km long Guwahati-Silchar-Imphal gas pipeline. The state government will also seek his approval for the establishment of Asian University for higher studies in the state, he further disclosed.
Tourism Corporation of Manipur Ltd chairman Dr Sapam Ranjan, Khurai MLA L Susindro, advisor to CM Rajat Sethi and other high ranking officials of the state government accompanied the chief minister during the inspection visit.


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