Days ahead of Maharashtra Assembly polls, PM Modi will address public rallies in Maharashtra's Jalgaon and Sakoli on Sunday, seeking a second term in the state. Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is also scheduled to address rallies in Chandivali, Dharavi and Latur regions of Maharashtra.
PM Modi is set to address a total of 9 rallies in 4 days starting from Sunday. On October 16, Akola, Panvel, and Partur will witness the PM’s address. This will be followed by his campaign meeting in Pune, Satara, and Parli on the next day. PM Modi will wind up his Maharashtra campaign with a grand public meeting in Mumbai on October 18.
"Will be campaigning in Maharashtra tomorrow. Looking forward to addressing rallies in Jalgaon and Sakoli. The NDA is going to the people based on the stellar work of our Government led by the youthful and visionary CM Devendra Fadnavis. We seek five more years to serve the state," tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Meanwhile, according to sources, Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi are likely to limit their campaign run in Maharashtra for the upcoming Assembly Elections. Rahul Gandhi instigated a controversy after he flew to Bangkok on October 5, just days ahead of the state elections in Maharashtra and Haryana.
In the saffron alliance, BJP will be contesting on 150 seats, and Shiv Sena will fight on 124 seats in Maharashtra. Alliance partners of BJP have fielded 14 candidates on the party's lotus symbol.
Meanwhile, the Congress is contesting the polls in alliance with the NCP. Both parties are contesting on 125 seats each in the 288-member Assembly and its allies on the remaining 38 seats. The voting for the 288-member Assembly will be held on October 21 in a single phase. The counting of votes will take place on October 24. In total, Maharashtra has 8.94 crore registered voters, out of which 1.16 lakh are service voters. 1.8 lakh ballot units, 1.28 lakh control units, and 1.39 lakh VVPATs will be used in the state.