PM Modi will kick off the BJP’s campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in Kanniyakumari on March 1.
“This mega rally will be a turning point in Tamil Nadu politics. The NDA’s alliance partners will also share the stage with our Prime Minister,” State BJP president Tamilisai Soundararajan said.
Mr. Modi’s rallies are seen as an attempt to boost the BJP and the NDA’s electoral prospects in the upcoming polls. The BJP sees Tamil Nadu as a crucial State following the death of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. The party has asked the State government to provide a suitable location for the event in Chennai, the spokesperson said. Ms. Soundararajan said the NDA will put forward the schemes of the Central and State governments before the people. She added that the alliance was confident of Vijayakant’s DMDK and the Puthiya Thamizhagam joining the NDA.