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Three lakh people expected to attend PM Narendra Modi’s Changsari rally on Saturday

GUWAHATI: The Assam BJP mentioned it is making plans to bring about three lakh other folks at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public rally in Kamrup district’s Changsari, on the outskirts of the town, on February 9. Such an enormous gathering is crucial at a time when the state is seething in protest in opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
Talking to NewsTread on Thursday, BJP MLA from Dhekiajuli Ashok Singhal mentioned preparations are being made to house three lakh other folks on the flooring where PM will ship his speech after “bhumi puja” of the AIIMS centre at Changsari. “In fact, we are expecting a footfall of greater than three lakh. The PM is going to inaugurate initiatives worth Rs 37,000 crore. This is a big tournament for the people of the state,” he added.

The PM may also lay the root for the third bridge over the Brahmaputra, connecting Guwahati with North Guwahati, and also will inaugurate a Rs 1200-crore biorefinery. The bio-refinery is a three way partnership of Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) and the Finland-based Chempolis for producing 49,000 tonnes of bio-ethanol annually. Modi may also inaugurate a slew of initiatives in Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura.

Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday mentioned preparations are on to welcome the PM. Asked about the turnout of other folks expected on the meeting, Sarma mentioned, “The dimension of the field is big. I can say with walk in the park that all of the flooring where the meeting will probably be held will probably be filled up other folks.”

The PM’s visit on February 9 comes at a time when protests in opposition to the citizenship invoice, which used to be passed within the Lok Sabha in January on January 8, will entire one month on Friday. While demonstrations are are on since the invoice used to be placed in Parliament for the primary time in 2016, the movement gained momentum after the passage of the invoice that seeks to grant citizenship to non-Muslims from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan who have taken shelter in India till December 31, 2014.

“Through a large gathering of other folks all over PM’s visit, we need to send the message that people are still with us,” mentioned a BJP chief.

The PM’s visit may also kick off BJP’s ballot campaign within the Brahmaputra Valley which is witnessing intesnse protestd in opposition to the invoice. On January four, PM addressed a public meeting at Silchar within the Bengali-dominated Barak Valley.

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