Bhubaneswar: Beating of drums and performances by various folk troupes and shower of flowers marked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s roadshow in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday evening.
This is part of the Modi’s election campaign for the ongoing Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the State.
Modi was accorded a rousing reception by a large number of party leaders and workers when he commenced the roadshow in the afternoon from near the Biju Patnaik International Airport.
People gathered in large numbers along the narrow lanes in the heart of the capital city.
The roadshow covered a distance of around 7.2 kms, passing through Ganganagar, Siripur, City Women’s College, Nilakantheswar Temple, OUAT, Soubhagya Nagra, Khandagiri Square.
It culminated at Baramunda Ground, where Modi addressed a public meeting.
Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place for the PM’s visit. Around 60 platoons of police forces, 150 officers and 12 IPS officers have been deployed for the smooth conduct of the roadshow by the PM.
This was PM Modi’s sixth election programme in the State. Earlier, he had addressed election meetings at Jeypore in Koraput district, Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi, Sonepur in Bolangir district and Sundergarh and Remed in Sambalpur district.
The Lok Sabha and Assembly elections are being held simultaneously in the State in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.
Polling in Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha constituency and seven Assembly segments coming under it will be held in the third phase on April 23.