200 rallies, 5000 public meetings to mark Modi’s one year as PM

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The ruling BJP on Saturday announced that it will hold 200 rallies and 5000 public meetings across India to celebrate Prime Minister’s one year in office.

Speaking to media, the Union Minister for Chemical and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar said that the celebration will kick off with Modi’s rally on May 25 in Mathura. The PM will address a rallies in Karnal in Haryana on May 26 before speaking at a couple of public meetings in Gujarat and Goa on May 27.

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Elsewhere, the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters that his ‘party and cadre was proud of’ Modi government’s performance of last one year.

He said, ” There is clarity of direction and policy paralysis has been fought down. BJP has become the central core of Indian politics. We are on the centre stage.”

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The BJP had won a decisive majority in the last year’s general elections and Narendra Modi was sworn in as the new PM on May 26, 2014. The party’s winning streak continued under Modi’s leadership as they won several important assembly elections in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir before facing a near annihilation in Delhi, where it could win only 3 out of 70 assembly seats.

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Commentators say that the most important test for Modi’s popularity will be in Bihar elections, which is likely to be held later this year.

 

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