After KMP Expressway inauguration, PM's Ggn rally to draw massive crowds
Gururgam: An estimated 25,000 to 50,000 people are expected to attend the inauguration of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway at the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, who will also launch other key projects in Gurugram.
Preparations are also underway to make space for a large crowd and ensure all adequate arrangements in Sultanpur here, where the Prime Minister will also address a massive rally after the inauguration function.
On Sunday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar visited the venue to inspect the preparations.
The significance of this rally can be gauged from the fact that it will be held across an area of 17 acre, where around 12 acres will be allocated only to accommodate the crowd, while the rest will be used for parking purposes.
Though the focus is on the opening of KMP Expressway and the Metro line to Ballabgarh, there is a higher probability of the announcement of starting the work for construction of Dwarka Expressway.
However, there is still no clarity on this announcement as certain logistic challenges still need to be rectified.
Yet, local leaders are not shying away from stating that a lot of sops will be provided to Gurugram during the Prime Minister's visit.
The rally is also an important event ahead of the election season in Haryana. It is important to note that in 2019, not only will Haryana host Lok Sabha election but Assembly elections as well.
Even though Gurugram and Faridabad are the two richest districts of the state, the south Haryana region often does not have much of a political clout.
Eyeing a great opportunity, most local leaders are now seeing the rally on Monday as an opportunity to increase their political fortunes.
"The Prime Minister has been a political worker in Haryana for BJP. He, therefore, has a deep affection for the state. He knows the state and people. It is important to note that when he became Prime Minister, his first rally was in south Haryana's Rewari," said Rao Narbir Singh, a Cabinet minister in the Haryana Government.