BJP tries to consolidate Narendra Modi rally, invites foreign consuls

Published: Dec 18, 2013, 06:53 IST | Varun Singh |

The party claims that it wants representatives of various nations to listen to the 'future PM of India' at MMRDA grounds this Sunday

Sections of the international community may still be wary of Narendra Modi and his brand of politics, but, thoroughly confident of its prime ministerial candidate’s potential, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is pegging away to make sure he gets a really robust platform. For his rally scheduled to be held on December 22 at MMRDA Grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex, the party has sent out invites to consul generals and diplomats of various countries.

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

BJP claims that it wants representatives of diverse nations to listen to the ‘future PM of India’. The party also maintains that many consulates have replied, asking for extra passes to the rally. Mumbai BJP appointed one of its vice-presidents, Dinanath Tiwari, for dispatching invites to the consulates. The party will also be sending across hard copies of the invitation.

BJP representatives are expecting about 125-150 members of various consulates to be present at the meeting. Special enclosures will be set up to accommodate these invitees. Confirming this, BJP spokesperson Vivekanand Gupta said, “Like Atalji, even Modiji believes in having a good relationship with foreign countries. He’s our PM candidate, and we see Modiji as the prime minister in 2014. So, every nation would like to hear his views and ideas. Hence, we decided to invite the diplomats, and we are getting a good response.”

“Consulates of many countries are asking for extra invites, as they want to get more people to the rally,” said Niranjan Shetty, spokesperson for the party. Shetty even forwarded us a mail sent by a consulate, requesting the party for some additional invitations. BJP is claiming that no less than 6 lakh people would partake in the rally this Sunday. The plan is to get a minimum 2 lakh online registrations for the event.

6 lakh
No of people BJP expects would attend the rally

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