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Ranjan , Hindustan Times
Bhopal, September 21, 2013
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. And BJP workers of Madhya Pradesh are hoping that when they serve party workers onion-less food on September 25 at Narendra Modi’s first rally in Bhopal since his anointment as the party’s PM candidate, the Gujarat strongman would get the drift.

“We have decided not to use onion in the food served to about seven lakh party workers at the massive convention to protest skyrocketing prices of the vegetable and also to protest the anti-agriculture and anti-farmer policy of the UPA government at the centre,” said state BJP election campaign committee in-charge Anil Madhav Dave.

The Karyakarta Mahakumbh, according to BJP leaders here, will be the biggest ever party workers’ meet in the country. The BJP is working on the arrangements round-the-clock and erecting Modi’s cut-outs in the state capital. Almost all senior BJP leaders including LK Advani and Sushma Swaraj are expected to share the dais on the occasion.

Modi’s UP dates set

The BJP has finalised Modi’s UP rally schedule. Modi is expected to address his first rally in Kanpur on October 15, the second in Jhansi on October 25 and the third in Bahraich on November 8.

The party has also named five other towns — Kashi, Gorakhpur, Moradabad or Meerut, Agra and Bareilly — for Modi’s rallies but is yet to announce the dates. He will also address a rally in Lucknow on December 25, the birthday of former prime minister AB Vajpayee.