The Uttar Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party is gearing up for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Agra on January 9 that the party has pitched as the launch of its Lok Sabha poll campaign in western UP.
“The Taj City of Agra has been very auspicious for the party. Last time too, Modi had launched the party’s campaign from western UP and we won majority of the seats. This time we are just following the suit,” BJP general secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak said.
BJP office-bearers said here that the Prime Minister would dedicate to nation and lay foundation stones of several projects, including a year-old Ganga drinking water pipeline project and also address a public meeting.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will visit Agra on Friday to review the preparations for the Prime Minister’s visit.
He will also review the projects to be dedicated to nation or whose foundation stones are to be laid by the Prime Minister, with officials and go for on spot inspection of the rally ground.
Launching poll campaign from the Taj City has been lucky for Modi in the past and hence the party has prepared to repeat it before the crucial Lok Sabha polls that are less than 100 days away.
In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Modi had addressed the Vijay Shankhnad rally in November 2013 and addressed the Parivartan rally before the UP assembly polls on November 20, 2016.