Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will on Monday land in Mumbai, a day after addressing his first – and a mammoth – rally in Delhi in his new avatar. Modi, who is not scheduled to address any rally in Mumbai, will land here at around 4 pm.
The Gujarat Chief Minister will drive down to inaugurate Mumbai Diamond Merchant Association’s Diamond Hall at the Bharat Diamond Bourse in Bandra-Kurla Complex. According to reports, he is also scheduled to attend a function lined up with an industry association later in the evening. This will be Modi’s first visit to Mumbai after he was declared as prime ministerial candidate. The BJP hopes that projecting Modi will help them strengthen their core and auxiliary constituency. BJP leaders said that Modi is likely to increase his engagement in Maharashtra keeping an eye on 2014 Lok Sabha polls and considering the state’s 48 Lok Sabha seats which are next only to Uttar Pradesh.