UP elections: Kanpur readies for Modi visit with his lucky chair
- Modi had sat on this chair during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls campaign.
- BJP workers believe it is ‘Lucky chair’ for BJP
M Narendra Modi is visiting Kanpur on 19th December. He started his first pre-poll election campaign ‘Vijay Shankhnad Rally’ in Uttar Pradesh on October 10, 2013 as the BJP’s PM candidate. Later, the BJP won 71 out of 80 seats in the elections. Kanpur BJP workers are offering the same ‘lucky chair’ to the Prime Minister who is starting election campaign for Uttar Pradesh Assembly.
BJP leaders in Kanpur had preserved the chair in a specially-designed glass chamber. It was kept in the party’s district office for the last three years. The party had purchased the unbreakable glass box of 6 feet/5.5 feet (length) with a width of 3 feet from Delhi.
The glass tumbler from which Modi had drank water during the rally and a paper box containing Kanpur’s famous ‘Thaggu ke laddu’ have also been preserved in the chamber.
“This is the first time that Modiji will come to Kanpur as the PM. The workers believe that the chair is lucky for the party. We believe that if the PM sits on the chair again at the ‘Parivartan Yarta’ rally, it will bring positive change for the party in 2017 elections” - Surendra Maithani, BJP district president
Five lakh people are expected for the rally, which will be held at the Railways Ground in Nirala Nagar.