Modi To Kick Off The BJP’s Poll Campaign For The Lok Sabha Election In Haryana’s Kurukshetra


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick off the BJP’s poll campaign for the Lok Sabha election to be held later this year in Haryana’s Kurukshetra when he is scheduled to address a programme dedicated to women.

The state government and district administration have, however, claimed that the day-long visit is a non-political event as Modi will take part in Swachh Shakti 2019 but it assumes political significance as it comes a few months before the Lok Sabha polls.

His trip to the state also comes on the heels of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s victory in Jind bypoll and a good show in the mayoral elections earlier.

Political experts say Prime Minister Modi’s visit holds great political significance for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party even though the programme is being organised to spread the message of cleanliness.

The Prime Minister had visited the northern state in October last year when he unveiled a statue of late peasant leader Chhotu Ram at his native village Garhi-Sampla in the Jat heartland of Rohtak.

“The Prime Minister will send out a message of cleanliness from Kurukshetra on February 12, during the Swachh Shakti-2019 programme. This programme is dedicated to women,” the Haryana government said in a release.

Modi will lay the foundation stones of several mega projects in the state via video conferencing. They will include Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Medical University at Kutail in Karnal, National Cancer Institute in Jhajjar, widening of Kaithal Karnal road, a PG college in Panchkula, a war memorial in Panipat and Ayush University in Kurukshetra from the rally site.

Officials said Modi will also lay the foundation of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Rewari, which was announced in the interim budget.


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