Narendra Modi gears up for BJP's poll campaign in AP

New Delhi, Aug 8: The BJP's national election campaign chief Narendra Modi will start the party's campaign for the Lok Sabha elections with a youth rally here on August 11, Sunday.

Since the formation of Telangana, this will be the Modi's first rally in Hyderabad. The BJP's Andhra Pradesh unit is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring the success of Modi's rally.

Modi's speech will be live telecasted in some single screen theatres and there will be live online webcast at

The senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu told reporters, " Narendra Modi, as the chairman of the campaign committee, will be starting his campaign from Hyderabad on 11th (of August) with a call to the people to make India free of Congress party."

He also said, "Modi has chosen Hyderabad for his meeting and several issues that are local and attached to people's sentiments will also be spoken about."


Christened 'Navabharata Yuvabheri' (youth convention for a new India), the meeting will be held at the Lal Bahadur stadium in central part of Hyderabad.

The AP unit of BJP has been doing online as well as offline registration to collect Rs five voluntary contribution towards Uttarakhand rain relief.

According to state BJP president G Kishan Reddy, one lakh people are expected to attend the meeting and grounds close to the LB stadium have also been arranged for participants to watch the proceedings on screens to be put up.

Replying to a query, he said the collected fund would be given to BJP's state in charge Prabhat Jha tomorrow.

The online registration process is still on, he said.

LED screens would be installed in and around the stadium so that participants can watch the programme from outside, Ramachandra Rao, the BJP spokesperson said.

During his visit, the Gujarat Chief Minister would unveil a statue of Sardar Patel at a school and also interact with the BJP's state office-bearers.

Meanwhile, the security has been stepped-up at the venue of the rally. Andhra Pradesh DGP Dinesh Reddy said, "We will have enough security to maintain law and order."

Balasubramanium Kamarasu, the national co-convener of the BJP legal cell, is also expected to attend the rally in Hyderabad, tomorrow.

Yesterday, on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr festival, Modi wished through microblogging website Twitter: "Eid Mubarak! May everyone in the country be blessed with happiness, peace, prosperity and good health".

OneIndia News

(With Agency inputs)

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