Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu will join Modi in the public meeting at Mahbubnagar and later at the Lal Bahadur Stadium in Hyderabad. Telugu movie star Pawan Kalyan, who recently floated the Jana Sena Party and pledged support to the TDP-BJP combine, will join the two leaders at the public meeting in Hyderabad.
Telugu movie star Pawan Kalyan will join Modi's Hyderabad meetings
The BJP, which released the campaign schedule of Modi here today, however, did not specify whether Kalyan would take part in other meetings as well. Initially, it was expected that Chandrababu and Kalyan would join Modi in all public meetings, but the TDP chief would not attend the Nizamabad and Karimnagar meetings, since he would be campaigning for his party in Chittoor district.
"Because of time constraints, Chandrababu will be attending only meetings at Mahbubnagar and Hyderabad," TDP MP Y Satyanarayana Chowdary said. BJP national spokesman Prakash Javadekar said Modi and Chandrababu would also attend similar rallies in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions as well in the first week of May.
"Since polling in Andhra Pradesh is scheduled for May 7, they will address meetings in the first week," he added. Meanwhile, TDP launched a new initiative under which people could give a "missed call" on the phone number 90145-90145 to know about manifestos and programmes of the TDP-BJP combine.