Punjab Elections 2017: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi to address rallies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Punjab on Friday to lead the election campaign of the Akali-BJP coalition.

He will address a rally in Jalandhar and another in Ludhiana on January 29. Besides, Union Ministers Arun Jaitley, Ramlal, Narendra Tomar and Avinash Rai Khanna will campaign for the BJP candidates.

The Congress will launch a mega offensive against the Badals in Punjab during the public rallies by its vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

Rahul will arrive in Punjab on a three-day electioneering tour, the highlights of which will be joint public rallies with leaders Captain Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu in Majitha, Jalalabad and Lambi.

Rahul will campaign in Rampura Phul, Talwandi Sabo and Bathinda Urban, besides Majthia on Friday.

While Amarinder is taking on Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in Lambi, Jalalabad is the constituency from where Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal is contesting.

Majitha is the battleground for the Badals’s kin and close associate Bikram Singh Majithia.

The BJP’s Punjab manifesto focuses on implantation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The manifesto focuses on physical infrastructure, poverty elimination, education and health care.

The BJP’s manifesto for Punjab includes free education till PhD for girls belonging to economically weaker sections and job for every family.

Punjab will vote on February 4 and the counting will take place on March 11.