Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Mathura to mark the first anniversary of his National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PTI
Modi will address the rally at Nagla Chandrabhan in Mathura, which is the birth place of RSS idealogue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.
This will be the first of a series of public rallies being organised by BJP across the country during the week long celebrations from 26 to 31 May that will be addressed by various leaders.
The party and government will commemorate the completion of one year of its government as ‘Jan Kalyan Parv’ celebrations.
Union ministers and BJP MPs and functionaries will fan out across the country to tell people about the welfare measures taken for the underprivileged sections and farmers as part of a week-long ‘Jan Kalyan Parv’ which the party has lined up to mark the NDA government’s completion of one year in office.
Meanwhile, party leaders in Mathura are expecting declaration of a few welfare schemes on the occasion by Modi, that would be a befitting tribute to Upadhyay.
The Prime Minister is likely to announce implementation of the one rank one pension (OROP) scheme concerning ex-servicemen at his rally.
Defence ministry sources on Sunday said modalities relating to the long-pending demand of ex-servicemen have been thrashed out.
“TV screens are being installed so that people can see and hear the prime minister. The rally will be telecast live to over 130 countries,” a BJP leader said.
The prime minister, who will arrive at a helipad here at 3.45 pm on Monday, will spend some time at the memorial of Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Deen Dayal Upadhyaya. He will leave for Delhi later in the day.
Superintendent of Police (Crime) Ashok Kumar Rai said: “Our preparations are foolproof… Senior officials held a detailed meeting. We will again hold a review meeting on Monday.”
Meanwhile, another police officer said a letter had been received at the Mathura SSP’s office threatening an explosion at the rally ground.
A man whose brother allegedly sent an SMS to a journalist threatening to kill Modi was arrested on Saturday night, police said.
Police officer Rai said: “We are not bothered by these silly threats.”