Polling in both the constituencies will be held in the first phase and voting is slated for April 11.
Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick-start his poll campaign in Maharashtra with a public rally in Wardha on April 1.
He is likely to address eight election rallies in the state. According to BJP sources, the Prime Minister is expected to address the first of his election rallies in Wardha on April 1 and the second in Gondia on April 3.
Polling in both the constituencies will be held in the first phase and voting is slated for April 11. “We have planned eight rallies for Modiji in the state. The number may go up as more constituencies will go to polls in the third and fourth phases as compared to the first two phases,” said a senior BJP leader. “As of now, two rallies each have been planned for the four-phase Lok Sabha elections, to be held on April 11, 18, 23 and 29 in the state,” he added.
Sources in the BJP said that four-phase Lok Sabha polls in the state will give enough time for top leaders to campaign vigorously in the state. However, in Mumbai, which has six Lok Sabha seats, only one rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been scheduled so far.
“Only one rally has so far been planned in the city where Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will share the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” the leader added.