January 2, Lucknow (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in Lucknow today. Union Ministers and MPs representing Uttar Pradesh at the Centre have already reached Lucknow to take part in the rally. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, senior leaders Rajnath Singh, Kalraj Mishra and Uma Bharti are among those attending the rally.
The people from every nook and corner of the state including Awadh, Kanpur and Brij regions have already started arriving in Lucknow despite the winter chill. The rally is seen as a culmination of the four Parivartan yatras carried out by the BJP in the state recently. It will be the first rally by Prime Minister Modi after the expiry of 50-day grace period of demonetisation on December 30.
Several reports suggest BJP is working towards achieving a “record” attendance for the Lucknow rally. The Ramabai Ambedkar Rally Ground, where Prime Minister is scheduled to speak, has a capacity of 5 Lac people which is only filled by Mayawati till date. While there is no official number to how many people will attend Modi’s rally, BJP is hopeful that total strength would be a record 10-15 lacs.
PM Modi is scheduled to address the rally at 2:00 p.m on Monday and is expected to announce some major decisions.
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