Ahead of PM Modi's rally, pro-Kannada groups observe Black Day in Bengaluru

04 February 2018, 12:28 PM
PM Modi to address rally in Bengaluru, pro-Kannada groups observe black day (Source: PTI)
PM Modi to address rally in Bengaluru, pro-Kannada groups observe black day (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a rally in Bengaluru on Sunday afternoon and mark the conclusion of the party’s 90-day Nava Nirman Parivarthan Yatra in the poll-bound state of Karnataka.

PM Modi will be addressing the rally in Bengaluru’s Palace ground at 2 pm. BJP Karnataka President BS Yeddyurappa invited the people of the city to attend the rally by sharing this news on his Twitter account.

The party’s state unit is using all means of social networking site to disseminate the information and gather as much crowd as they can. They have also opened online registration for the same. Elaborate security arrangements have been made in the city ahead of the rally.

An official of the party told IANS, “We have invited thousands of youth, especially techies and executives of IT and biotech companies in the city to personally listen to Modi’s speech though it will also be telecast live on news channels and available on YouTube. About 30,000 people from across the city have responded, expressing interest in attending the rally and listen to Modi’s speech. We hope most of them will turn up as elaborate parking facility has been made for their vehicles at the venue.”

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Earlier, pro-Kannada groups were set to observe a bandh in the city over the Mahadayi river dispute with Goa on Sunday, but the bandh had been called off since the High Court had ordered a stop. However, now, they will observe a black day in the city.

The black day will be observed at the freedom park and the activists will be wearing black bands.

Prior to this, PM Modi was scheduled to address this rally on January 28, 2018, but because of the Parliament session and budget presentation, the rally was pushed to Sunday.

The 90-day Nava Nirman Parivarthan Yatra was flagged off by BJP Chief Amit Shah on November 1 and was led by Yeddyurappa.

First Published: Sunday, February 04, 2018 12:17 PM
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