BJP national president Amit Shah will be holding a massive rally in Haryana’s Jind today. The said event will see more than one lakh motorcycle riders are set to participate in BJP chief Amit Shah’s ‘Yuva Hunkar’ rally in Jind on Thursday.
The rally has commenced early morning in the district with various local BJP leaders seen enthusiastically riding their bikes to join the rally. Leaders including state Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma was among the firsts to commence the rally on Thursday morning. Shah is also expected to ride a bike to reach to the venue, reported The Week.
The rally is being seen as an attempt by the BJP to consolidate its hold on Jind and adjoining areas. Jind is considered to be the nerve centre of Haryana politics.
On Wednesday, it was an unusual sight as Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar rode a motorcycle in Jind where he reached to take stock of the arrangements for the mega bike rally. “All necessary arrangements for tomorrow’s rally have been made,” the Haryana chief minister told reporters.
Khattar was personally overseeing the arrangements along with state party president Subhash Barala and Haryana BJP party in-charge Anil Jain.
State BJP leader Rajiv Jain said the rally was part of ‘Mission Vistaar’ or to strengthen the party at the booth level and to gear up the cadre for polls. The ‘Yuva Hunkar’ rally will attract youth and energise workers, a BJP leader said. As he oversaw the preparations, Khattar drove a bike for sometime while another person riding as a pillion.
The event will see tight security to oversee the smooth functioning the event. Armed jawans could be seen in different parts of Jind and some adjoining towns, including roads leading to the venue at Pandu Pindara village, on the outskirts of the Jind city. A few Companies of paramilitary forces have also reached Jind. Police and security forces have been put on alert to keep the situation under control.
(With inputs from PTI)