Prime Minister Narendra Modi to quick start party’s poll preparations in Madhya Pradesh, by addressing a massive BJP workers meet in Bhopal, later today. The event, ‘Karyakarta Mahakumbh’ (grand assembly of party workers), to be held at Jambooree Maidan in the BHEL locality, will also be addressed by BJP president Amit Shah.
An estimated 10 lakh party workers from 65,000 polling booths spread across 230 assembly constituencies in Madhya Pradesh are expected to take part in the programme. This mega event was planned on the occasion of birth anniversary of Hindutva icon and Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) co-founder Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. It will be the “world’s largest congregation of political workers,” another state BJP spokesman Sarvesh Tiwari said.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, party organisational general secretary Ramlal and central and state ministers and other senior leaders will attend the congregation. An exhibition hall named after BJP leader and former union minister late Anil Madhav Dave has also been set up at the rally site. The exhibition venue will showcase the journey and works of BJP stalwarts, including former prime minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister Modi and Chouhan.
In the exhibition, BJP and BJS stalwarts – Upadhyaya, Syama Prasad Mookerjee, Vajpayee, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia and Kushabhau Thakre – have been depicted as the five strong pillars of the BJP. The party has booked nine special trains from different parts of the state to bring BJP workers for the event.