Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is planning a big show in his assembly constituency, Budhni, on the lines of ‘Saifai Mahotsava’ organised at Saifai, the birthplace of SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav in Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh.
The Narmada Seva Yatra, being led by Chouhan, will be in Budhni from March 20 to 28. Grand programmes are planned for all the nine days. A renowned sant will deliver discourses during the day while the evenings will be reserved for colourful entertainment programmes.
Jaggi Vasudev Maharaj, Sudhanshu Maharaj, Kamalkishore Nagar and Swami Vidhanand Maharaj have given their consent to attend the show. Among singers– Anuradha Podwal, Kailash Kher, Charanjit Sodhi, Lakveer Singh Lakkha and Anil Shrivastava have been enlisted. Film actor Vivek Oberoi’s participation has also been finalised.
Programmes will be held in almost every town in the constituency. The entertainment programmes are aimed at wooing people with an eye on the elections. The administration has got cracking to ensure smooth passage of the Yatra. The roads are being re-surfaced and other arrangements are also being made. On Thursday, Bhopal commissioner Ajatshatru Shrivastava convened a meeting of senior officials and directed them to ensure that everything is hunkydory when the Yatra winds its way through Budhni.