The Delhi BJP has organised a ‘havan’ (a Hindu ritual) on Friday morning to ward off any possible obstacles, heavenly or otherwise, in Narendra Modi’s name being announced as the prime ministerial candidate.
The havan, which has been organised by BJP’s state executive member Sunil Yadav, will start early in the morning around 10am and will continue for two hours at a temple in south Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar.
Not only this, in anticipation of Modi’s name being announced, a section of workers have also decided to celebrate the occasion by distributing sweets. They have roped in traditional drummers, who will remain on standby and will play at several places.
“In the past too, his name was to be announced but at the last minute, it was withheld. We are organising a havan to pray so that this time around his name is announced. We will pray continuously for two hours in the morning. We are hoping that his name will be announced by 3 pm,” said Yadav.
Senior BJP leaders, including Rameshwar Chaurasia, Pravesh Verma, Om Prakash Sharma and Girish Sachdeva, will also be a part of the havan.
“We are sure that his name will be announced tomorrow and have made preparations. Apart from celebration at the Delhi BJP offices, we will burst fire crackers in several areas in the city. Sweets will be distributed amongst the party workers and the public too,” said a senior BJP leader.
Preparing for Modi’s grand rally to be held on September 29, the committee formed to oversee the rally-related work has decided to install electronic screens at several markets, strategic points, parks and other places visited by people for live streaming of the rally. People in areas such as Connuaght Place, Lajpat Nagar, Nehru Place, Greater Kailash and Rohini will be able to catch a glimpse of Modi.
“The rally is being organised at the Japanese Park in Rohini which can accommodate approximately five lakh persons. However, according to our information we are expecting more people and hence, we have decided to install these screens so that anyone who is not able to come still will be part of the rally,” said a senior BJP leader.