As the Lok Sabha election 2019 approaches, two of the largest political parties – BJP and Congress are all heading for an election campaign kick start from Uttar Pradesh, the state that sends out the maximum number of lawmakers in India.
After PM Modi started BJP’s Lok Sabhai election 2019 campaign last week – not from the party’s typical choice Varanasi, but from a smaller and more obscure town of Maghar, near Yogi’s Gorakhpur. Now that the election budge has been sounded, the party presidents of BJP and Congress are heading to Uttar Pradesh on coinciding schedule – feeling the pulse of their supporters for Lok Sabha 2019 polls. While Amit Shah will be in Varanasi, Mirzapur and Agra on July 4 and 5; Congress president Rahul Gandhi is scheduled for a two day visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi on the same dates.
The BJP head will begin his campaign from Mirzapur, a district in PM Modi’s constituency – Varanasi, and a BJP stronghold. After which he will meet the people who are Lok Sabha in-charges of Kashi, Gorakhpur and Awadh regions on July 4. Shah, who is known for his meticulous planning, has chosen ‘Lok Sabha Toli’ which are the teams that will work on election campaigning across the country and are already functional in 18 states and has a busy schedule less than a year ahead of the actual elections.
Whereas, Gandhi is scheduled for a meeting with the family of a farmer from UP who died in May at a government procurement centre while waiting for four days to sell his farm produce – giving a personal sentimental touch to the campaign. Perhaps, the visit could be more about formalisation of alliance with Mayawati and Akhilesh prior to the election. This is just the beginning, and there is certainly much more to see, because it is election time people.