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PM Modi surpasses 2019 mark, conducts over 200 rallies, roadshows during Lok Sabha 2024 campaign

Campaign for Lok Sabha elections 2024 has come to an end. Polling for the seventh and last phase is scheduled for June 1 and the results will be declared on June 4.

Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: May 30, 2024 18:56 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a public rally for Lok
Image Source : PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a public rally for Lok Sabha elections 2024.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with over 200 rallies and roadshows, on Thursday ended his campaign for Lok Sabha elections with a poll address in Punjab's Hoshiarpur. The Prime Minister will now meditate for nearly two days (45 hours) at Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Tamil Nadu's Kanyakumari from May 30 evening to June 1, engaging in spiritual pursuit at the site associated with Swami Vivekananda.

To pitch for 400-plus seats mark and stronger his party chances in 2024, Modi notched up a total of 206 public-outreach programmes, including rallies and roadshows, since the Election Commission (EC) announced the poll schedule on March 16.

PM Modi surpasses 2019 mark 

The prime minister surpassed his nearly-145 public engagements on the stump during the 2019 polls by a big margin. The campaign period this time was of 76 days, compared to the 68 days in the polls held five years ago.

When the EC announced the polls, Modi was on a political tour of southern India, covering all five states in the three days between March 15 and March 17.

BJP's big focus in south India

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is eying to boost its fortunes in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh -- three states where it won no seat in 2019 -- and looking to maintain its strength in Karnataka and increase its tally in Telangana.

The extent of his barnstorming campaign's success will only be known on June 4, when the poll results are scheduled to be declared.

At 73, Modi was not only ahead of any other leader in terms of the sheer number of rallies and distance he covered, but continued to be the biggest vote magnet for his party whose comments, panned by critics and lapped up by the BJP's ardent supporters, set the narratives of the election.

The prime minister also gave a total of 80 media interviews, averaging more than one daily since the polls began.

With inputs from PTI

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