Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a mega congregation of BJP workers in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal on Monday.
The 'Karyakarta Mahakumbh' is being organised on the birth anniversary of Jana Sangh co-founder Deendayal Upadhyaya to mark the formal culmination of the BJP's 'Jan Ashirwad Yatras' that crisscrossed the length and breadth of the state, party leaders said, PTI reported.
This will be the third visit of the prime minister to Madhya Pradesh in the past 45 days where the ruling party is locked in a close contest with Congress.
The report quoting sources said the BJP has set an ambitious target of gathering 10 lakh people for the 'Mahakumbh' event being projected as a show of strength by the saffron party.
As per the programme schedule, Modi will land at the Bhopal airport at around 10:55 AM and will fly to the Jamboree Maidan helipad in a chopper. He will address the public meeting after reaching the venue at around 11:30 AM, it said.
Schools in Bhopal city to remain shut:
Earlier,ahead of PM Modi’s scheduled visit to Bhopal, a majority of schools in the city will be shut.
The reports said some schools have also decided to postpone exams, considering potential difficulties for students in reaching school due to heavy traffic and road diversions.
The reports said parents have been notified of these changes through SMS and WhatsApp messages over the past two days.
Mega Meet On eendayal Upadhyaya's Birth Anniversary:
"Modiji is going to address 'Karyakarta Mahakumbh' at Jamboree Maidan in Bhopal on September 25, the birth anniversary of Deendayal Upadhyaya," the report quoted MP BJP chief VD Sharma as having said.
He said lakhs of BJP workers are expected to reach the venue,it mentioned.
"They are very excited to hear Modiji," Sharma added, it stated.
The BJP had rolled out five yatras to reach out to the masses early this month, with party president JP Nadda flagging off the first Yatra from Chitrakoot in Satna on September 3.
These yatras have covered 223 out of the total 230 assembly segments.
The formal culmination of these yatras would mark the mega workers' meet, party leaders said.
In the run-up to the MP assembly polls, the BJP has come up with the slogan "abki bar 150 par" (victory in more than 150 seats).