Jaipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the rally in Rajasthan’s Ajmer on Saturday ahead of the Election Commission announcing the dates for the Assembly Elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. PM Modi who was scheduled to arrive at the Jaipur airport at noon today reached the Ajmer helipad at around 1:50 PM.Also Read - PM Narendra Modi To Gift 13 New Projects Worth Rs 1,200 Crore to Varanasi in July
The Prime Minister then reached the public rally venue – Kayad Vishram Sthali and started addressing the rally. PM Modi’s rally marked the conclusion of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s state-wide ‘Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra’ which she had begun from Rajsamand’s Charbhujanath temple. Also Read - PM Narendra Modi Lavishes Praise On Mithali Raj, Says Cricketer Is An 'Inspiration' To Many
Chairman of the Rajasthan Heritage Preservation and Promotion Authority, Onkar Singh Lakhawat had said, “This will be a historic rally of the prime minister which will be participated by a large number of people.” On the other hand, Amin Pathan, the chairman of Ajmer Dargah Committee, said he had urged the members of the minority community also to attend the Modi’s rally in large numbers. Also Read - 'Bavarian Band, Indian Diaspora': PM Modi Receives Warm Welcome In Germany Ahead Of G7 Summit | Watch
Earlier, PM Modi was scheduled to visit Brahma temple in Pushkar town.
BJP leaders had claimed that nearly three lakh people would come to attend the rally. State Primary and Secondary Education minister Vasudev Devnani, who represents Ajmer North assembly constituency, has been campaigning in the area and inviting people to attend the rally. “A large number of people will come to attend the PM’s rally which is significantly ahead of the polls,” Devnani said.
The Congress on Friday had launched a scathing attack on PM Modi over his visit to Ajmer. “Modiji is coming to Ajmer, but he remembers the city at the time of elections. He visits Ajmer to seek votes,” Rajasthan party chief Sachin Pilot was quoted as saying. He also slammed CM Vasundhara Raje and accused her of misleading the PM on development in the district.