25,000 people from minority groups have registered for participation, say organisers

Overcoming all dissent that manifested itself at the national executive here in June last year, Narendra Modi is coming back to Goa as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate to address a “Vijay Sankalp Rally.”

The meeting is to be held at St. Cruz, on the outskirts of the capital city, at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Considering the significance of every constituency for the party in the coming general election, the BJP is not taking chances on the two seats in Goa, only one of which it presently holds.

It has set an agenda of 272-plus, the half-way mark in Parliament.

Goa’s concerns

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to raise before Mr. Modi Goa’s concerns such as mining ban, the dual citizenship imbroglio affecting a significant population of the State and its demand for a special status to acquire powers to protect its scarce land.

On Saturday, the organisers said over 1.28 lakh people, predominantly women and youth, had registered for the rally, entry for which costs Rs.5.

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