Gandhinagar, July 6: Following the meeting with top leaders of the party on Thursday, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who is also the chief of the BJP's poll campaign committee for 2014, is set to address 1,500 party leaders and workers in Bihar via teleconferencing on Saturday evening.
Modi's choice of Bihar to begin his election campaign is significant for it was the JD(U) chief minister of the same state, Nitish Kumar, who decided to end his party's 17-year-old alliance with the BJP last month over Modi's elevation in the BJP's ranks.
Kumar, who till a few years back, publicly expressed his support for Modi, turned 180 degrees in the recent months over the communal-secular divide. His party, which led a coalition government with the BJP in the state prior to the break-up, had even barred Modi from campaigning in the state polls three years ago.
Modi is said to be focussing on the BJP's strategy for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The 15,00-strong audience will comprise three groups. The first group will feature state working committee members and district party officials, the second will have district and block level presidents while the third will comprise grassroots-level workers and also those from social organisations.
Modi, who has been endorsed as the party's key strategist, is scheduled to visit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh later this month.
The BJP leader's rally in Bihar will boost the morale of the party's state unit, particularly in the wake of a bitter fall-out with the JD(U).