In his third visit to Uttar Pradesh this month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a ‘Kisan Kalyan Rally’ in UP’s Shahjahanpur district on Saturday.
The rally in Roza area would be Modi’s fifth public address in Uttar Pradesh in three weeks, indicating the importance of the state — which has 80 Lok Sabha seats — in BJP’s calculations ahead of the 2019 general elections.
After reaching out to people in Azamgarh, Sant Kabir Nagar, Mirzapur and Varanasi, Prime Minister Modi’s next destination is Shahjahanpur in central Uttar Pradesh.
According to BJP district unit chief Rakesh Kumar Anaba, the prime minister will arrive at the rally venue via Bareilly and he is likely to make announcements for the welfare of farmers.
BJP workers and leaders of eight districts and farmers are likely to attend the rally.
Farmers in large numbers from adjoining districts like Hardoi, Lakhimpur Kheri, Pilibhit, Sitapur, Bareilly and Badaun are likely to attend the rally.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had convened a meeting of officials of eight districts while making preparation for the rally.
The district administration has made preparations to ensure a smooth conduct of the rally in view of the monsoon season. Waterproof tents have been installed, officials said.
Earlier this week, around 90 people were left injured in West Bengal during PM Modi’s rally when a marquee collapsed on a section of the crowd in the middle of his speech.
(With agency inputs)