Jagran Post

jagran Post

Narendra Modi’s rally in Kanpur pre-poned to 19th October

Publish Date: 01 Oct 2013, 11:31 AM
Last Updated: 01 Oct 2013, 11:31 AM
quick bites

Kanpur: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Kanpur has been pre-poned to October 19 due to his busy schedule, Kanpur unit of the party said on Monday.

Gujarat CM Narendra Modi
Gujarat CM Narendra Modi


The rally was earlier shifted to October 20 from October 15, as the date was clashing with two religious festivals.
The party has still not been able to arrange a venue for the rally, in which three lakh people are expected to participate, with Railways denying permission to use a field in Nirala Nagar, BJP Kanpur President Surendra Maithani said.
Railway authorities have denied permission saying the railway ground cannot be used for any political rally, Maithani said.
Chief of state unit of BJP Laxmikant Bajpai has constituted a 51-member committee for the rally preparations, he said. Party general secretary Amit Shah will visit Kanpur on October 3 to review the preparations for the rally and meet party workers, he said.
According to Maithani, BJP will win all six seats in Kanpur if Modi starts his election campaign from Kanpur, as people will come from distant areas to listen to him speak.
Congress MP and Coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal has won Lok Sabha elections from Kanpur for last three times and is expected to win this time also.
BJP has not yet announced its Lok Sabha candidate from Kanpur. SP has announced stand-up comedian Raju Srivastava as its candidate, while BSP has nominated youth leader Salim Ahmed to contest the polls.


Latest News from India News Desk

For Latest News Updates Follow Jagran Post on

We encourage you to log in and comment. Non-logged-in comments will go through a verification process for security reasons.

Characters remaining

Login/Comment with:ORPost your comment using security code
Word Verification:*
  Type the characters you see in the picture below