Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday kickstarted his party's 2019 Lok Sabha campaign by addressing a massive rally in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.
On the day when he would hold three back to back rallies, PM Modi explained people of Meerut as to why he chose the city to sound poll bugle.
"There is a reason behind starting the 2019 Lok Sabha campaign from Meerut. The 2019 elections and people's desire for a strong government is related. Keeping that very dream, that very hope, it was from Meerut in 1857 that India's first independence fight began," the Prime Minister explained.
Following his speech in Meerut, PM Modi will head to Rudrapur in Uttarakhand, which will be followed by a rally in Akhnoor in Jammu and Kashmir.
On March 29, he will be holding a rally in Koraput in Odisha, Mehbobnagar in Telangana and Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh.
He will be reaching out to 94,23, 823 voters as he will interact with 52,23,535 voters on Day 1 of his campaign and 42,00479 voters on Day 2 of his campaign.
The BJP had a campaign blitzkrieg on Monday where prominent candidates held rallies across the country held in order to counter Opposition's narrative where they questioned the anti-strike operation of the Forces against the terror camps in Jammu and Kashmir.
The party launched its massive poll campaign called the Vijay Sankalp Sabha following announcement of the Lok Sabha election schedule. The party held 500 events including nine rallies held by 13 ministers all of which were conducted within 48 hours across 480 seats.
Smriti Irani, Nitin Gadkari, Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman, Sushma Swaraj and several others held rallies in the country.
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