Modi to visit Ballia on May 1

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting the district on May 1 to distribute free gas connections to BPL families.

“PM’s visit has been finalised at a programme held at the residence of Union Minister Mahesh Sharma. He will be distributing free gas connections to BPL families here,” BJP MP Ravindra Kushwaha said.

BJP district president Devendra Yadav said the official programme for PM’s visit is still awaited.

“Though no official programme has been received yet, the party organisation has informed regarding this,” Yadav said.

PM’s visit assumes significance as BJP is trying to reach out to the people ahead of the 2017 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.