He may pronounce his vision for Bangalore’s development: Ashok

Setting his eyes firmly on the techies of the country’s IT capital, Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is holding a rally near Electronics City on Tuesday evening.

A 20-acre plot at Bommanahalli near the Bangalore-Hosur Road will be the venue.

The party is keen on wooing the techies, who form a sizeable number of voters in Bangalore, as that may turn out to be a decisive factor in all the Lok Sabha seats in Bangalore.

Brisk preparations

The BJP is making brisk preparations for the rally. The former Deputy Chief Minister R. Ashok, who reviewed the preparations, cited two reasons for choosing Bommanahalli for the event. “The first reason is that we want to woo the IT community. Another reason: we want this rally to help not just the three seats of Bangalore North, South and Central, but also that of Bangalore Rural. Hence we chose this place as it is almost on the border of Bangalore city,” he said.

Mr. Ashok, who is spearheading the party’s campaign in Bangalore, said this rally could be a “game-changer” for the party’s prospects in the city seats. “As this is a rally which is devoted to Bangalore seats, Mr. Modi is likely to share his vision for the development of Bangalore,” he said.

He said about 12,000 people had registered as participants for the rally through online system. He said seating arrangements were being made for about one lakh people.

Early on Tuesday, Mr. Modi will address poll rallies at Koppal, Bagalkot and Mysore, before arriving at the Bommanahalli rally.

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