New Delhi, July 13: With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address 50 rallies across the country by February next year, covering around 150 Lok Sabha constituencies.
Sources said each rally was being designed in a way that it could cover 2-3 Lok Sabha constituencies.
In the wake of Assembly elections scheduled later this year in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, PM Modi will also address rallies in these three states other than his already planned 50 rallies across the country.
BJP chief Amit Shah and senior leaders Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari are also likely to address 50 rallies each.
All these rallies have been planned to prepare the ground for the party’s campaign.
Before the dates for the Lok Sabha elections are announced, the BJP will already have covered at least 400 Lok Sabha constituencies by organising 200 rallies, said a party leader.
Wednesday’s rally in Punjab’s Malout was the first of these rallies. Another similar farmers’ gathering is being planned at Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh this month.
A party source said this exercise had been planned to bring the organisation into election mode and prepare a platform for the BJP’s campaign. (Agencies)