New Delhi, July 1: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who was elevated as the chief of the BJP's poll campaigning committee for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls last month and addressed a rally in Punjab recently, has hinted to rope in top BJP leaders to address a series of rallies at various cities across India, including Hyderabad and Patna.
The indication came during his meeting with top BJP leaders in Maharashtra in Mumbai last week.
Sources in the BJP said that Modi had informed them about his next rally scheduled in Hyderabad on July 27. The Hunkar Rally, scheduled in Patna on October 7, could be the next step.
The July 27 rally in Hyderabad will be a major event, considering the BJP's strong opposition to the political position of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi, also a local MP. Owaisi is one of the most vocal critics of Modi and the latter is likely to send message on the secular-communal debate in the polity and also the controversial issue of Telangana.
It was also said that the BJP was planning to gather about 5 five lakh supporters from across Bihar for the Patna rally to send strong message to Nitish Kumar's JD(U) government after the two parties had a bitter separation last month.
Modi reportedly said that top BJP leaders would accompany him to these rallies and there was plan to hold more such rallies. Modi went to Pathankot in Punjab on June 23 on the occasion of Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mookerjee's death anniversary.
In Mumbai, Modi reportedly asked the state's top leaders to work out a strict schedule for the next 10 months to mobilise popular support for elections and finalising slogans on various social issues.
He also asked the partymen to strengthen the database of the booth-level workers to ensure an effective communication ahead of the next Lok Sabha polls.
He stressed the importance of social media and said there were 165 Lok Sabha seats where the social media could be used to facilitate the poll campaign.