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BJP at full throttle in Gujarat: PM Modi to lead BJP's campaign blitzkrieg with over 2 dozen rallies

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 19 November 2022, 9:03 IST
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Surat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold close to 25 rallies, crisscrossing Gujarat in the next fortnight or so as BJP's action packed full throttle effort in Gujarat Assembly Election 2022.

It will be an action-packed three-day schedule for PM Modi in his home state starting Saturday evening. On November 19 evening, after landing in Gujarat, the Prime Minister will be addressing a rally in Valsad.

On the next day, PM Modi will visit Somnath Temple and then address four rallies in the Saurashtra region. Veraval, Dhorarji, Amreli and Botad have been finalised as the venues for the four rallies.

In the last assembly elections, BJP was not able to win a single seat in these assembly constituencies in Saurashtra.

The party won the state polls but could not breach this Congress bastion. On Day 3, PM Modi will hold three rallies in Surendranagar, Bharuch and Navsari.

While Bharuch was the constituency of the former Congress strongman Ahmed Patel, the BJP state president CR Paatil who hails from Navsari, has been winning his Lok Sabha seat with one of the top margins across the country.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah who also hails from Gujarat and BJP national president JP Nadda are expected to hold more than 15 rallies in the poll-bound state.

The BJP has already drawn a star campaigner list of 40 leaders including the chief ministers of the BJP-ruled states. They are also expected to campaign at least for 2-3 days during which they will be holding at least 2-3 rallies.

There is a huge demand from the candidates for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma to campaign in the state.

Apart from the 40-star campaigners, BJP has deputed MPs and MLAs across the state focusing on each and every assembly constituency.

Right from popular leaders like Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak from Uttar Pradesh to Nitin Naveen from Bihar and senior party MPs like Radha Mohan Singh, Nishikant Dubey, Satya Pal Singh and others are already camping in the state.

In the 2017 Gujarat polls, the BJP was halted at 99 seats out of a total 182 seats. The party has been in power for the last 27 years with Narendra Modi being the longest-serving chief minister of the state.

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(With ANI inputs)


First published: 19 November 2022, 9:03 IST