The Karnataka unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has drawn plans to organise four more rallies for the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the state over the next two months.
Modi's first rally for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Bangalore was held on 17 November amid high security. The rallies will be held in Mysore, Belgaum, Davangere among other districts.
"The detailed list of venues and the dates would be finalised soon," said party spokesperson S Suresh Kumar said on Thursday, reported The New Indian Express.
Party leaders met on Thursday to plan a schedule for a series of conventions and programmes as a run-up to the Lok Sabha elections next year. State unit office-bearers and leaders in-charge in the 28 Lok Sabha constituencies attended a brainstorming session to work out a schedule for the poll preparations comprising booth-level, Lok Sabha constituency-level and State-level conventions, reported The Hindu.
The party came to power for the first time in Karnataka with former chief minister of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa leading the election campaign in 2008. Since then, the state is being seen as party's only base in South India.
BJP gained popularity from the breakdown of its coalition with Janata Dal (Secular) led by another former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy. However, the party's prospects in the state were threatened over allegations of rampant corruption by Yeddyurappa and a few other ministers, who broke away to form another political outfit in the state Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP).
With no face for the party in Karnataka, BJP is now planning to cash in on the "Modi magic" to revive its position in the state.