Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s February 2 visit to Coimbatore will help to reinvigorate the party which is desperately in need of allies to face the upcoming Assembly election.
“It will be the biggest event and we eagerly look forward to hear the inspiring speech of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visits Coimbatore. He may provide us the lead to be taken for campaign in the ensuing Assembly election,” is how BJP senior and former state president C.P. Radhakrishnan summed up the feelings of the saffron party in the state.
The strongman from Kovai claims that his party anticipates over 2.5 lakh cadres for Mr Modi’s rally. “There might be more as many functionaries are keen on attending the rally for his speech,” a senior leader said. Party’s lone MP and Union minister of state for road transport, highways and shipping, Pon Radhakrishnan, Union minister of state for environment Prakash Javadekar, state president Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan and host of other leaders have been camping in the ‘Textile City’ to oversee the arrangements for the Wednesday’s rally.
“The meeting will be a turning point in Tamil Nadu politics. With our PM keen on addressing the problems of various sections, he is likely to set the tone and tenor for our campaign,” Pon Radhakrishnan indicated. With 50-lakh cadre strength in the state, Dr Soundararajan is confident the BJP could form the next government under the guidance of Mr Modi.
The BJP has been promising a graft-free administration and also assured to strive for the development of the state and its people....