Mangaluru: PM Modi has arrived in Mangalore for his much-awaited rally which is already underway the city's largest open space, ironically called the Nehru Maidan. He arrived from Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu. He is expected to address the people at 4.15 PM. Party workers from Dakshina Kannada and Udupi-Chikkamagaluru Lok Sabha Constituencies are attending the rally.
The rally is expected to be over by 5.40 p.m. Later, the Prime Minister will leave for Bengaluru to address an election rally there at 6.45 p.m. V. Sunil Kumar, election in-charge of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for Dakshina Kannada, at a press briefing on Friday said that the rally on Saturday will be bigger than the one addressed by Mr. Modi at the same venue during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Mr. Kumar said that nearly one lakh people are expected to turn up for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election rally at Nehru Maidan. B. S. Yeddyurappa, president of the State unit of the party, and its general secretary C.T. Ravi and MP from the Mangalore Constituency Nalin Kumar Kateel besides other elected representatives and party luminaries are also attending the rally.
The police have made elaborate security arrangements in the city in view of Mr. Modi’s visit. There will be restrictions on traffic movement in Hampankatta and nearby areas during the rally.
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