Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the year-long birth centenary celebrations of late Jan Sangh president Deendayal Upadhyaya on September 25 during a three-day BJP national council meeting scheduled to start from September 23 at Kozhikode.
Modi would also address a public meeting organised in connection with the meet on September 24, BJP state President Kummanom Rajasekharan said here. The Prime Minister would attend the meet on September 24 and 25.
All arrangements for the conduct of the meet, in which party national leaders, Union ministers, chief ministers of BJP-ruled states and party MPs will take part, is progressing well, Rajasekharan said.
“We are expecting around 3000 delegates for the meet”, he said.
The meet will discuss and evaluate the political situation in the country and work out the strategy to be adopted for the general election in 2019, he said.
Rajasekharan said Kozhikode has been chosen for the national council meeting as Deendayal Upadhyaya was elected Jan Sangh president at the party’s conclave in that city in December 1967.
An exhibition showcasing various aspects of the party has been arranged as part of the celebrations, he said. History of the party and also the social culture of Kerala will be part of the exhibition, he said.
A ceremonial torches for the meet will start its journey from three centres — Kannur, Mananthavady and Mallapuram — and these will converge at Kozhikode on September 21, he said.
Cultural programmes have also been organised as part of the celebrations, he said.