Lucknow: In the last leg of campaigning, BJP national president and candidate from Lucknow Rajnath Singh today held a grand road show and mass contact programme in the state capital.
During his road show, Rajnath, who was accompanied by Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Chattisgarh CM Raman Singh, local MP Lalji Tandon and other senior leaders, addressed the electorates.
He said “Modi wave” has turned into a tusnami. The BJP president said while Modi would handle the responsibility of the development of the country, it would be his duty to change the face of Lucknow in next five years. During the day long mass contact programme Rajnath's procession passed through more than 50 areas in the state capital.
Former BJP national president Nitin Gadkari and Bhojpuri actor Manoj Tiwari also participated in the roadshow.
The rath which carried pictures of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, L K Advani, Narendra Modi and Rajnath was followed by a large number of slogan-shouting supporters on vehicles. At Gomti Nagar the BJP leaders were welcomed by students and acharyas of Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth. Here acharya Shishir Pandey and Vinod Singh gave blessings of victory to Rajnath amid chanting of shlokas.
During the eight-hour long mass contact campaign Rajnath was welcomed at a number of places.
As per the schedule, Rajnath would continue with his mass contact programme tomorrow and he is likely to be accompanied by MP CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan.
The election in Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency is scheduled for April 30.