Azamgarh has a lot of political significance as it is represented by Samajwadi Party's headman Mulayam Singh Yadav but now he has announced to shift to Mainpuri; the BJP is using this opportunity to challenge the opposition
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address a public meeting in Azamgarh on July 14 after laying the foundation stone for the much-awaited Purvanchal Expressway. Azamgarh has a lot of political significance as it is represented by Samajwadi Party's patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav in the Lok Sabha but now he has announced that he would contest from Mainpuri.
The BJP is using this opportunity to send a message to its opponents and regain the lost ground. The party has made up its mind to challenge the opposition by conducting their first rally on Yadav's seat. Through this rally, it aims to boost the morale of party workers for the upcoming 2019 elections.
BJP leader Sahajanand will be organising the rally. A 9,000 sq ft structure will be created for the expected footfall of 2 lakh supporters. Apart from this, a small vehicle will be provided at every booth in Azamgarh district to take people to the function. Along with this, 10,000 motorcycles and 500 buses have been set up to reach the venue of the rally. In addition, 200 buses have been provided to Mau and Ballia districts.
The rally will be held just 15 km away from the BJP's district headquarters. Supporters are expected to join from Purvanchal as well. The BJP is working hard to make this rally a success. Uttar Pradesh's CM Yogi Adityanath will also address the rally along with other top leaders of the BJP.
Sahajanand said the reason behind choosing to address the rally in Azamgarh is because the Purvanchal Expressway will run through nine districts. The Purvanchal Expressway will cover 90-km, connecting Azamgarh. Allahabad, Ayodhya and Gorakhpur.
After 21 long years, an Indian prime minister is finally visiting Azamgarh. Earlier, in 1997, the then Prime Minister of India HD Deve Gowda came here.
Azamgarh has been economically backward. There is a majority of OBCs and Dalits in the constituency. After the SP-BSP joined hands to contest elections, the BJP is focusing on these castes. Azamgarh has always been a happy hunting ground for the SP. Whether Modi's rally will work as a miracle in favour of the BJP is yet to be seen.
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Last Updated Jul 11, 2018, 3:00 PM IST