Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday will kickstart his campaign for the first phase of polling for the general elections in Uttar Pradesh from Meerut. Later in the day, PM Modi will be addressing rallies in Uttarakhand and Jammu. In 2014 too, PM Modi who was then the BJP’s PM candidate had begun his election campaign from Meerut on February 2, 2014, by addressing a meeting in Shatabdinagar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to Twitter and wrote," Dear friends, Over the next few days, I would be travelling across the country seeking your support for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Today, I would be addressing rallies in Meerut (UP), Rudrapur (Uttarakhand) and Jammu (J&K)."
Dear friends,— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 28, 2019
Over the next few days, I would be travelling across the country seeking your support for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Today, I would be addressing rallies in Meerut (UP), Rudrapur (Uttarakhand) and Jammu (J&K).
Watch the rallies live on the NaMo App.
“Five years ago, Modiji had addressed his first election meeting in the state and the BJP won 71 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh by reducing the opposition to political insignificance. This time too, the party will repeat the same success story to cut the mahagathbandhan to size,” said Gajendra Sharma, in-charge of party’s media cell in Meerut.
BJP leaders and workers performed a Bhoomi Pujan at the venue of Modi’s meeting along the highway Monday while the SPG teams have also took stock of the situation at the new venue. “Six SPs from neighbouring districts, 10 Additional SP’s, 30 Deputy SP’s, 50 inspectors, 150 sub-inspectors and 900 constables along with ten companies of PAC and RAF will remain deployed during a meeting of the PM,” said Meerut SSP Nitin Tiwari. “We have decided that a route diversion plan, like we followed during the Kanwar Yatra, will remain in force on the highway from 7 am till afternoon as the PM is scheduled to reach the meeting venue around 11 am on March 28,” said SP (Traffic) Sanjeev Bajpai.
All the constituencies where Modi will speak are going to polls in the first phase on April 11. Assembly polls are being held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.