Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Modi to file nomination tomorrow after 'mini-India' road show

Modi to file nomination tomorrow after 'mini-India' road show

BJP is making hectic preparations
ahead of tomorrow's nomination by Narendra Modi, who will
undertake a "grand road show" before filing his papers for the
mega battle in this holy city where he is challenged by AAP
leader Arvind Kejriwal and others.
          Modi's campaign managers said lakhs of people are expected
to participate in the two-km-long road show from Nadesar to
Kacheri locality in the heart of the city during which a
number of leading local organisations will greet him.
          He will also pay tribute to four doyens- Sardar Patel,
Vivekananda, B R Ambedkar and Madan Mohan Malvya- before
filing nomination, in-charge of BJP's campaign in Varanasi
Ashok Dhawan told PTI.
            Though invited all sections of people to the road show,
the party has specifically requested the citizens from Punjab,
Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, residing
here, to come in their traditional attire.
            "They have been requested to come in their traditional
attire so that a mini-India can be presented in the road
show," said Navratan Rathi, a BJP leader who is coordinating
            Modi will arrive at Lal Bahadur Shastri airport tomorrow
morning from where he will go to Benaras Hindu University
campus by helicopter to pay tribute to Pandit Madan Mohan
Malvya at his statue in the Lanka crossing, said Rathi.
            Then he will go to Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, one
of the premier educational institutions here, where he will
garland the statute of Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel and start his
road show.
            The Gujarat Chief Minister has been highlighting
contribution of Patel to attack Congress and had laid the
foundation stone for a huge statue of Patel last year in
Kevadia area of Gujarat.
            Rathi said Modi will also pay tribute to Vivekanada and
Amebdkar at their statues in the Cantonment area and
Collectorate Square respectively, Rathi said.
            Another function has been organised where the Gujarat
Chief Minister will be offered blessings by over 100 priests.
            BJP units in all the 90 wards in the city have been told
to carry out procession from their respective wards to reach
the venue of the road show. (MORE) PTI MPB PYK


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