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 Modi Launches India's Vaccination Drive, Gets Emotional as he Thanks Frontline Workers | Top Quotes From His Address to Nation
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 - World's Biggest Vaccination Drive to be Launched Today, Farmers-Centre Talks Reach no Conclusion: Check Top Headlines at This Hour
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 - India Set to Rollout World’s Biggest Vaccination Drive Today, 3 Lakh Health Workers to Get Shots on Day 1
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.