More than 200 rallies, road shows and meetings, 80 interviews… this was PM Modi's marathon election campaign in the Lok Sabha elections

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: This time the Lok Sabha elections are being held in seven phases and the election results will be declared on June 4. The code of conduct came into force with the announcement of the Lok Sabha elections by the Election Commission on March 16. In such a situation, all the political parties had put in their full strength for election campaigning in favor of their party. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a marathon tour of almost all the states across the country even before the election code of conduct came into force. But, with the announcement of the election date, his campaign which started from the southern end of the country ended in Hoshiarpur, Punjab in the north. Where PM Modi addressed an election rally on Thursday.

PM Modi conducted 180 rallies and road shows
In this election, PM Modi's hard work in favour of the party was clearly visible. On one side were the firebrand leaders of the opposition Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav, Arvind Kejriwal, while on the other side Narendra Modi was seen competing with everyone with his energy during the entire election campaign. Starting the election campaign from Palnadu in Andhra Pradesh, PM Modi concluded this campaign in Hoshiarpur, Punjab on 30 May. That is, in this period of 75 days, PM Modi conducted 180 rallies and road shows.

Gave over 80 interviews

If we look at the number of rallies, road shows and other programs of PM Modi, then this number is 206. Along with this, he gave his interview to more than 80 media channels, newspapers, YouTubers, online media mediums during this period. This means that on an average every day PM Modi participated in more than two rallies and road shows as well as programs. At the same time, before the announcement of elections in March, PM Modi had done 15 rallies till 15th of February and March.

Most rallies in UP
PM Modi has held the maximum number of 22 public meetings and 31 election programmes in UP. Along with this, he has held 11 rallies in Karnataka, 11 in Telangana, 7 in Tamil Nadu, 5 in Andhra Pradesh and 3 in Kerala. PM Modi held 20 rallies in Bihar and 19 in Maharashtra as well as 20 rallies in West Bengal. Along with this, PM held 10 election programmes in Odisha and Madhya Pradesh. PM's focus was also on Jharkhand, where he held 7 programmes. If we look at the number of election rallies of PM Modi in 2019, we will know that he held 142 public meetings in that election.

PM will visit Kanyakumari today
After wrapping up the Lok Sabha election campaign, PM Modi will visit Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu from May 30 to June 1, where he will visit the famous Vivekananda Rock Memorial. The PM has planned to meditate at Dhyan Mandapam from the evening of May 30 to the evening of June 1; it is the same place where Swami Vivekananda once meditated. It is the southernmost tip of India. Also, it is the place where the eastern and western coastlines of India meet. It is also the meeting point of the Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. By visiting Kanyakumari, PM Modi is signalling national unity. The PM is known to undertake a spiritual journey at the end of the election campaign. In this sequence, he will reach Kanyakumari on May 30 and will stay there till June 1. In 2019, he visited Kedarnath and in 2014, Shivaji's Pratapgarh. The Prime Minister started his election campaign for the Lok Sabha elections from Kanyakumari on March 16 this year.

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