Narendra Modi to address rally in Haryana today

Rewari, Sep 15 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will address his first rally after being anointed the BJP's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections in Haryana's Rewari town today.

According to Television reports, the rally is expected to be attended by more than a lakh people, mostly ex-Army men, at the Secretariat Grounds in Rewari.

"Great honour for people that Narendra Modiji after being nominated PM candidate is coming to address rally here," said BJP spokesperson Captain Abhimanyu

"People of Haryana want to walk with him and are ready to hear the slogan of 'Chalo Dilli' with him," he added.

BJP on Friday announced Modi as its prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections.

The announcement came after a meeting of the party's parliamentary board here, which unanimously decided to project Modi as the prime ministerial candidate.

"We have projected Narendra Modi as our PM candidate," BJP President Rajnath Singh told media here after the parliamentary board meeting.

Modi thanked his party's central leadership for giving him such an important responsibility, and expressed confidence that the BJP would emerge victorious in the next general elections.

"The BJP has always given me the opportunity to work for progress and development of the party and the nation in various capacities. Today, the BJP's central leadership has given me a very big responsibility," said Modi.

"With the blessings of the national leadership and love of the party workers, I am sure we will win. I whole-heartedly thank the party workers and national leadership," he added.

Modi assured his party workers and supporters that he would leave no stone unturned in ensuring that the BJP emerges victorious in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

BJP stalwart Lal Krishna Advani was not present in the parliamentary board meeting.

Several attempts had earlier been made by senior leaders to convince Advani, who had resigned from all party posts when Modi was appointed the election campaign committee chief in Goa earlier this year.

The BJP President even met the stalwart at the latter's residence here on Wednesday, but failed to convince him. (ANI)

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