Lucknow: The BJP is keeping up the tempo and heading into campaigning for Lok Sabha 2019 elections right away, said reports on Monday. Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be launching his election campaign from Rae Bareli, the parliamentary constituency of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. (Also read: ‘Even Naysayers Believe BJP Will Come Back to Power,’ Says PM) Also Read - How Does PM Modi Stay Fit During Lockdown? He Says 'Will Share Videos On Social Media Soon'
While the December 16 visit is, ostensibly, to flag off the newly-built coaches at Rail Coach Factory in the district, senior leaders said it would be a message to party workers to gear up for Lok Sabha elections. He is also likely to launch some development schemes, said reports. Also Read - PM Narendra Modi Announces 21 Days of Complete Lockdown, Netizens Trend #CoronavirusLockdown
With the exit polls indicating that it won’t be a cakewalk for the BJP anymore, it is not a surprise that the party wants to keep the cadre in high spirits, said a leading portal. Also Read - Fake News! No, PM Modi Isn't Going To Declare 'Financial Emergency' in Today's 8 pm Address
Talking to the portal’s reporter, BJP spokesperson Dr Chandra Mohan said, “No constituency or area is anyone’s personal fiefdom. Rae Bareli and Amethi had lacked on development for decades. Prime Minister’s visit to the town is in tune to our promise of bringing development back to this region.”
At the rally, PM Modi is likely to touch upon the corruption charges surrounding the Gandhi family. He would also then proceed to Prayagraj (Allahabad) for monitoring the Kumbh preparations.
Meanwhile, officials from the Uttar Pradesh government are gearing up for the VVIP visit. Cabinet Minister in the state government Nand Gopal Gupta ‘Nandi’ held a meeting with the officials of the Raebareli district administration and took stock of the situation there.
After giving instructions to district officials and the BJP legislators who were present in the meeting, Gupta also surveyed the venue.