"Many owners of roadside tea shops came to us and said they feel proud that Narendra Modi used to sell tea in trains in his childhood and has risen to such a height that he has been named as BJP's PM candidate. They expressed solidarity with him," BJP legislator from Bankipore in Patna Nitin Navin said.

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He said that honouring the tea vendors' sentiments, the party leaders have been visiting the 'NaMo tea stalls' and pasting posters of Modi with his slogan of new India.

Navin, who along with party MLA from Kumhrar assembly constituency Arun Kumar Sinha is popularizing the concept, said so far they have visited 21 such tea stalls.

"We plan to visit about 400 such tea stalls before BJP's Hunkar rally in Patna on October 27 which will be addressed by Narendra Modi," he said.

This is part of the party's efforts to mobilize people for the rally at Gandhi Maidan.

The two BJP MLAs said that the tea stall owners were excited with the concept and had thanked them for the campaign. Bhola Rai, a tea vendor at Mandiri area, said his sale had increased after naming the stall after Narendra Modi.


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