PM Modi to hold rallies in Odisha, Telangana and Andhra today
New Delhi, Mar 29 (UNI): On the second day of his first round of election campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday will carry forward his campaign blitzkrieg at three rallies - one each in Odisha's Koraput, Mahboobnagar in Telangana and Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh.
On the first day of his campaign, Prime Minster addressed rallies at Meerut in UP, Rudrapur in Uttarakhand and Jammu in Jammu and Kashmir.
As part of the campaign, according to BJP sources, party chief Amit Shah will on Friday address public meetings at Alipurduar in West Bengal and Aurangabad in Bihar.
In Odisha, Prime Minister will kick-start his campaign with a rally at Jeypore - a tribal hub in Koraput district on Friday.
Prime Minister will also visit the Kalahandi district on April 1. Notably, Kalahandi is one of the most backward districts in the county.
Prime Minister's rally at Mahboobnagar in Telangana will be his first election rally for Lok Sabha polls in the newly carved out state.
Recently, TRS floor leader in the 16th Lok Sabha A P Jithender Reddy joined BJP here. D K Aruna who lost Assembly elections on Congress ticket is contesting now as BJP candidate from Mahboobnagar.
TRS has fielded industrialist M Srinivas Reddy while Congress nominee is Vamsichand Reddy.
D K Aruna joining the BJP and getting the Congress ticket has given the saffron party an edge in Mahboobnagar. Incidentally, A P Jithender Reddy had won the seat as a BJP candidate in 1999 in united Andhra Pradesh.
In another southern state Andhra Pradesh, Mr Modi's rally will be held in Kurnool. Prime Minister will again visit Andhra Pardesh on April 1 for a rally at Rajamahendravaram.
Among other BJP leaders Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Vizianagaram and Narsapuram on April 2, party sources said. BJP president Amit Shah will address rallies at Tirupati and Visakhapatnam on April 4.
UP Chief Yogi Adityanath will also campaign in Andhra Pradesh next week.
Meanwhile, Congress president Rahul Gandhi will also address public meetings at Kurukshetra and Karnal in Haryana on Friday.