Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in Ajmer in Rajasthan on Saturday. The day will also mark the conclusion of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s state-wide yatra ahead of assembly elections in the state.
Earlier, the prime minister was scheduled to visit Brahma temple in Pushkar town but now he will only attend the Ajmer rally.
On Friday, the chief minister, BJP state president Madan Lal Saini and other leaders reviewed the preparations for the rally to be held at Kayad Vishram Sthali on the outskirts of Ajmer. Nearly three lakh people are expected to attend the rally.
“This will be a historic rally of the prime minister which will be participated by a large number of people,” Onkar Singh Lakhawat, the chairman of Rajasthan Heritage Preservation and Promotion Authority, said.
He said the party workers were “fully geared up and filled with enthusiasm” for the rally.
The rally marks the completion of Raje’s ‘Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra’ which she had begun from Rajsamand’s Charbhujanath temple.
Ajmer District Collector Arti Dogra said the prime minister will arrive in a helicopter at Kayad Vishram Sthali from Jaipur at 1300 hours and return to Jaipur after the programme.
The ruling party, which had lost the Ajmer Lok Sabha constituency to Congress in bypolls held earlier this year, is trying to build a favourable atmosphere and mood among the voters by holding the rally of Modi, who had addressed an election rally in Ajmer in 2013 also.
The Congress had won the Ajmer Lok Sabha seat by defeating BJP’s Ramswaroop Lamba who is the son of former Ajmer MP Sanwar Lal Jat. The seat went to bypoll after the then sitting MP Sanwar Lal Jat died due to cardiac arrest last year.
The assembly elections in Rajasthan are due later this year.
(With agency inputs)