The BJP's 2014 Lok Sabha elections campaign chief, who denied being a part of Prime Ministerial race, will be speaking at a rally in Ambikapur which is part of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh's state-wide vikas yatra ahead of the Assembly elections in the state later this year. [Watch Live Update: Modi addresses Chhattisgarh from 'Red Fort']
A massive replica of the Red Fort has been staged up in Ambikapur, where the six-phase of Vikas Yatra of Raman Singh will conlcude on Saturday.
Modi is the only senior BJP leader to attend Raman Singh's state-wide Vikas Yatra twice.
Modi is the only senior leader to attend Raman Singh state-wide Yatra twice.
"Modi is an extraordinary leader who has shown how good governance and development can be achieved and we all look up to him. With progressive vision and inclusive agenda, he can further contribute to nation building," Raman Singh said.
Meanwhile another senior BJP leader in Ambikapur said: "When Modi can dare PM Mammohan Singh in his Independence Day speech, it's not far when he will be addressing the nation from the Lal Qila. The Red Fort replica with Modi addressing from it is just the beginning of that dream that party leaders and workers in Chhattisgarh nurture."
Earlier, on Aug 15 on I-Day speech the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had claimed that his speech in Gujarat will draw more attention than Mr Singh's from the Red Fort. Moments after Singh finished his address, Modi slammed the speech in a controversial point-by-point rebuttal.
(with agency inputs)