The ruling BJP has yet again modified its roadshow in Bengaluru featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this time to avoid inconvenience to students appearing for NEET that is scheduled on Sunday, May 7.
The Sunday roadshow was earlier scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and end at 1.30 p.m., covering a distance of about 26 km. The distance has now been cut short to 8 km, and it will be wrapped up at 11.30 a.m. The proposal to organise the roadshow till 1.30 p.m. had alarmed students as NEET exam is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
Announcing the changes at a media conference in Bengaluru on May 5, BJP’s State Election Management Committee convener Shobha Karandlaje said the roadshow on Sunday would now commence from Kempe Gowda statue in New Thippasandra at 10 a.m. and conclude at Trinity Circle on M.G. Road by 11 or 11.30 a.m.
The police have also been instructed to help students reach their examination centres if they are struck in traffic, she said. They would have to show their admit cards to take the help of police.
But the Saturday roadshow in Bengaluru would remain unaltered. It will commence at 10 a.m. from RBI ground and conclude at Sankey Tank in Malleshwaram Assembly constituency at 1.30 p.m. The Prime Minister would take a helicopter to reach the RBI ground to avoid inconvenience to motorists, she said.