On Saturday, at Nehru Maidan Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election rally is going to conduct and it is expected that nearly one lakh people to turn up here. According to V. Sunil Kumar, election in-charge of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for Dakshina Kannada a huge gathering is expected to arrive to attend PM Modi rally.He further said that the Vijaya Sankalpa Yatra of the party will commence at the maidan at 3.15 p.m. Mr. Modi will address the rally at 4.15 p.m.
Here it is to be noted that party workers from Dakshina Kannada and Udupi-Chikkamagaluru Lok Sabha Constituencies will attend the rally. The MLA for Karkala said that Mr. Modi will arrive in the city from Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu. The rally is expected to be over by 5.40 p.m. Later, the Prime Minister will leave for Bengaluru to address an election rally there at 6.45 p.m. Mr. Kumar further said that the rally on Saturday will be bigger than the one addressed by Mr. Modi in the maidan during 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
However it is worth mention here that B. S. Yeddyurappa, president of the State unit of the party, and its general secretary C.T. Ravi will also attend the rally on Saturday. He said that the party has aimed at winning the Dakshina Kananda Lok Sabha seat for the eighth consecutive term with a margin of over 2 lakh votes. It had won the seat with a margin of 1,43,709 votes in 2014. Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP, Sanjeeva Matandoor, president, Dakshina Kannada unit of the BJP and MLA of Puttur, Y. Bharat Shetty, MLA, Mangaluru City North, reviewed the preparations.
Meanwhile, police have made elaborate security arrangements in the city in view of Mr. Modi’s visit. There will be restrictions on traffic movement in Hampankatta and nearby areas during the rally.