Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Vidarbha on April 1 to address the election rallies. He will hold two public gatherings in the region viz. one in Wardha on April 1st and the other in Gondia on April 3rd. Both these constituencies are scheduled to vote on April 11.
According to sources in BJP, holding public meetings in these two constituencies of Vidarbha will provide a major impetus for the party to go out on the knocker.
Modi will be championing BJP candidate Ramdas Tadas - the sitting MP in Wardha as he looks forward to serve another term. In 2014’s Wardha rally, Modi rooted for Tadas which got the latter elected for his first term.
However this time he is will be given a tough competition by the Congress candidate Charulata Tokas, state Mahila Congress president and daughter of late Prabha Rau. Tokas also represented the constituency in the 13th Lok Sabha. Tadas is riding high on the hopes of securing votes from the Teli community of which he is a part.
Moving to the Bhandara-Gondia constituency on April 3, Modi will be seen canvassing for BJP candidate Sunil Mendhe. Touted to be a low profile candidate, Mendhe has chaired the Bhandara Municipal Council. NCP’s candidate and ex-MLA Nana Panchbudhe, a comparably strong contender, will be seen giving Mendhe a fight for the seat.
NCP’s Praful Patel lost the 2014 general election to BJP’s Nana Patole, despite this being the home pitch for Patel. During 2014 canvassing, Modi held no rally in this district.
On the other hand, visiting Nagpur to address public meetings would be Prakash Ambedkar, chief of BRP-BMS, and Asauddin Owaisi, president of AIMIM. The duo, who started a new outfit by the name Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), will be in the city on April 1. On the same day, they will also address the election rallies in Chandrapur and Amravati.
Their day will begin by holding a public meeting in Chandrapur at 11am, followed by an address to public in Gondia at 2pm and then the last gathering in the evening at Nagpur’s Indora ground.
Information source: timesofindia
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