In his second visit in a fortnight, Prime Minister Modi organizes a presentation tour in Dharamsala of Kangra | Latest India News
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Dharamshala to chair the 1st National Conference of Chief Secretaries, organized the tour before heading to the conclave
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a one-kilometre roadshow in Dharamshala on Thursday after landing in the winter capital of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday during a two-day visit to the state. This is Prime Minister Modi’s second visit to the state in a fortnight.
Prime Minister Modi is in Dharamshala to chair the 1st National Conference of Chief Secretaries at the indoor stadium facilities run by the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. On Wednesday, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba opened the three-day conclave hosted by NITI Aayog.
Riding in an open jeep decorated with rose petals, Prime Minister Modi waved to BJP supporters who lined the one-kilometre stretch. Alongside him in the jeep was Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who will face his big test in November this year when the state, which has not re-elected the incumbent government for nearly three decades, surrenders at the polls.
The BJP said more than 10,000 party workers welcomed Prime Minister Modi on the tour.
Himachal Pradesh goes to the polls this year end and the BJP is doing all it can to retain power in the hill state, where the Aam Aadmi party led by Arvind Kejriwal is also trying to gain a foothold after its success in the neighboring Punjab.
Kangra, the political nerve center of Himachal Pradesh and the largest of the state’s 12 districts, was a key area for the BJP ahead of the November elections. Kangra district is the largest of the 12 districts of Himachal, and overall the Kangra region accounts for a quarter of the state’s 68 assembly segments.
The defeat of the BJP in the by-election of the assembly segment of Fatehpur also underlined that the party may have some way to go to overcome the opposition in power.
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