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Modi rally eyes crowd from riot-hit districts.
Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | January 31, 2014:: BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi’s rally in Meerut Sunday aims to bring maximum crowd from riot-hit Shamli and Muzaffarnagar districts, with the party’s local units reportedly being given targets to arrange 45,000 and 40,000 people respectively.
The party is expecting strong mobilisation of Jat voters in its favour after riots in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli. The BJP is already invoking Chaudhary Charan Singh and farmer leader Mahendra Singh Tikait to attract Jat voters.
Sources said more than 300 buses and around 200 other vehicles have been booked by local leaders in Shamli to ferry the crowd to rally venue. In Shamli, as per BJP’s statistics, there are 1.25 lakh Jats, 2 lakh Kashyaps and 1.25 lakh Gurjars, who are dominant after Muslims.
|BJP Workers thronged at Kotwali as the BJP Publicity Van |
was attacked at Sahabuddinpur Rd at Mujaffarnagar on Friday.
In Muzaffarnagar, the party unit has engaged 500 buses to ferry the crowd, which include SC, Jats, Thakurs, Pals, Saini, Kashyaps and Prajapatis. The party’s minority wing has booked eight buses to ferry Muslims to the rally ground.
There are around 1.60 lakh Jats and 1.10 lakh Thakurs in Muzaffarnagar, which is dominated by Muslims — around 4 lakh in number.
The party has also directed local unit to ensure participation of at least 50 people from each village in the rally. BJP district president Satyapal Pal said door-to-door campaign is being conducted in riot-affected Fugana and Budhana to mobilise people.
Among other districts, local units have assured participation of 30,000 people from Bijnor, 18,000 from Moradabad rural, 5,000 from Moradabad city, 10,000 from Rampur, 25,000 from Ghaziabad rural and 10,000 from Ghaziabad city, 30,000 from Hapur, 22,000 from Gautam Budh Nagar and 10,000 from Sambhal. Baghpat — Lok Sabha constituency of RLD president Ajit Singh — has been given a target of 35,000.
“A large number of people will attend the rally from all districts including Muzaffarnagar, Shamli and Bulandshahr,” BJP state general secretary and rally in-charge Swatantra Dev Singh said. [Indian Express].
To make disturbance for Meerut Rally, Muslim perpetrators attacked on Modi Rally campaigning Van in Mujaffarnagar and torn Modi Banners....
|Modi Publicity Van for Meerut Rally attacked in Mujaffarnagar.|
As reported in the Amar Ujala, some Muslim miscreants opposed the Modi Rally publicity vehicle in the locality of Shabuddinpur Road. On Friday evening some Muslim youths in good numbers halted the Tata Ace vehicle and forced to stop the loud speakers spreading the invitation of Meerut rally. The locals ill behaved with the driver Anil Verma and the Helper Aaman Verma and broke the window screen. They also torn the Modi Banner mounted in the vehicle. Sri Anuj Kumar of Gandhinagar from whom the vehicle was hired for run on publicity reached the spot within material time along with the local BJP workers and leaders and started agitation to arrest the perpetrators.
Sri Satya Pal Singh of Kotwali rushed to the spot and managed the agitating BJP team comprising Sri Mohan Tayal (Mujaffarnagar Twon President) and Sri Satpal Singh District President of BJP. But, the BJP leaders interacted with the aggrived BJP people and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits. BJP leaders said the ruling party in Uttar Pradesh is totally perplaxed and feared with Modi wave in UP and trying disturbace for the Meerut Meeting of Modi on 2nd Feb.
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