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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address an election rallies in Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Maharashtra for the Lok Sabha elections on Saturday.
This will be Modi's first rally in Chhattisgarh after the Lok Sabha election dates were announced last month. Polling for 11 seats in the state will be held in three phases- on April 11, 18 and 23.
PM Modi took on the Congress in his tweet about the rally in Balod, He also said that he will be talking about NDA's work and will seek blessings for the Lok Sabha elections.
"The PM will address a public meeting in Hathaud village near Balod district headquarters around 2 pm on Saturday," a BJP state spokesperson here said.
Modi will arrive at Balod from Sonepur town in Odisha, he added.
PM Modi is scheduled to address two election rallies in Sundergarh and Sonepur in Odisha.
The BJP tweeted about the schedule of his rallies in the three states.
Preparation for the programme in Balod has been done and it will be attended by people from four Lok Sabha constituencies- Kanker (ST), Durg, Mahasamund and Rajnandgaon, the BJP leader said.
BJP's candidates on these seats Mohan Mandavi (Kanker), Chunnilal Sahu (Mahasamund), Santosh Pandey (Rajnandgaon) and Vijay Baghel (Durg) will be present on the occasion, he added.
The PM's rally holds significance as the BJP is mainly banking on Modi factor and development work done by the Centre to garner votes.
After the rally, Modi will reach Raipur, from where he will leave for Maharashtra, he added. In Maharashtra, PM Modi will address a public meeting in Nanded.
PM Modi wished the people from Maharashtra on the occasion of Gudi Padwa and said that the state's blesings always gives strength to the BJP.
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