Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today address a public rally in Uttar Pradesh's Maghar in Sant Kabir Nagar district, The Pioneer has reported.
The rally, which will be attended by around two lakh people, is being touted as the formal launch of Bharatiya Janata Party’s campaign for the 2019 elections.
Through the rally, the BJP will try to woo the weavers’ community and the Vaishnava nagas. The latter has a huge presence in the region panning across Varanasi, Chandoli, Gorakhpur and Sant Kabir Nagar.
The rally comes on the occasion of the 500th death anniversary of the 15th-century poet Kabir Das. Modi will offer a chadar at the Sant Kabir mazaar and unveil a plaque at the Sant Kabir cave to mark the laying of foundation stone of a research academy being set up to highlight the saint's teachings.
"Just as the prime minister gave a message from the Gorakhnath peeth in Gorakhpur in 2014, he will give a message from the nirvan sthali of Kabir Das this time," zonal vice president of the BJP, Satyendra Sinha, has said.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other senior BJP leaders will also attend the rally in Maghar.
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