Preparations for Bhartiya Janta Party's (BJP) Maha rally in the historic Chaugan (huge ground) of Sujanpur Tira on February 16 are on full swing. Narendra Modi, party's candidate for the post of Prime Minister, would address the rally and give a fillip to the party's Lok sabha election drive.
Since, Hamirpur district is the home of the senior BJP leader Prem Kumar Dhumal, the party has chosen Sujanpur Tira as its venue for the mass rally.
Moreover, with this rally the party wants to settle score with local MLA Rajendra Rana who had switched over his loyalty to the Congress party after winning the elections as an independent candidate. Rana was one of the aspirants for the Congress party ticket from the Hamirpur seat and was the first choice of the chief minister Virbhadra Singh.
Though, the session of the Himachal Pradesh's Vidhan sabha is starting on Monday, Dhumal was spending most of his time taking part in party activities especially collecting money from the people under one note, Kamal ko vote scheme.
Before leaving for Shimla to take part in the Vidhan Sabha session, Dhumal told HT that the party was poised to make the Maha rally a successful one and nearly three lakh people from across the state would attend the rally.
Dhumal said, "The party workers are busy in making necessary preparations for the rally and the committees of senior leaders had been formed for the arrangements."
Meanwhile, Hamirpur district police chief Veena Bharti visited Sujanpur Tira on Sunday and inspected the site. She held talks with the local BJP leaders, members of the local civic body and the local administration.
She said, "The adequate security steps will be taken for the rally and passes would be issued to the local as well as outstation reporters visiting the town in connection with the rally."