Bhopal, Sept 21: As the poll-bound Madhya Pradesh is working round the clock for a massive rally on September 25 to be addressed by the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the state's party unit has decided to charge Rs 5 from its party workers.
According to reports, the rally named as 'Karyakarta Mahakumbh' will be organized to commemorate the Bharatiya Jan Sangh Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya's birth anniversary at Bhopal's Jamboree Maidan.
"We have charged Rs 5 per member for issuing entry passes. Nearly seven lakh BJP workers are expected to attend," Madhya Pradesh BJP's chief election campaign in-charge Anil Madhav Dave said.
However, he clarified that no entry fee would be levied from ordinary citizens who might attend to listen to Modi's address.
Dave also said that 20 booth level BJP workers each, from the 53,000 polling booths in MP have already collected their entry passes to attend the function.
State BJP president Narendra Singh Tomar also said that Modi's rally will be historic. The BJP is claiming it will be the 'world's largest gathering' of workers of one political party.
The rally is named as 'Karyakarta Mahakumbh'
Sources in the BJP said the funds raised from the rally will be used in the upcoming election in the state.
The party is expecting around five lakh people in the rally. Veteran party leader LK Advani will also share the dias with Narendra Modi. The rally will be attended by the state's Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, party president Rajnath Singh and other senior leaders.
Around 50,000 Muslims are also expected to attend the Modi's upcoming rally in Bhopal and they have been reportedly asked to wear skull caps and women to wear burqas.
This will be Modi's second rally after his anointment as the BJP's prime ministerial candidate.