BJP brings out Modi’s ‘lucky’ chair’ in Kanpur, hoping to recreate 2014 win

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Published: December 9, 2016 1:42:14 PM

BJP has a 'lucky' chair for PM Narendra Modi in Kanpur and this chair will be offered to him, to sit, on December 19 when he will visit Kanpur for a rally.

The rally was his first pre-poll election meeting in Uttar Pradesh as the BJP’s PM candidate. Later, the BJP went on to win 71 out of 80 seats in the pollsThe rally was his first pre-poll election meeting in Uttar Pradesh as the BJP’s PM candidate. Later, the BJP went on to win 71 out of 80 seats in the polls

BJP has a ‘lucky’ chair for PM Narendra Modi in Kanpur and this chair will be offered to him, to sit, on December 19 when he will visit Kanpur for a rally. According to an Indian Express report, Modi had sat on the wooden chair when he launched his campaign for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls by addressing the first ‘Vijay Sankhnad’ rally in Kanpur on October 19, 2013. The rally was his first pre-poll election meeting in Uttar Pradesh as the BJP’s PM candidate. Later, the BJP went on to win 71 out of 80 seats in the polls. Not just this, the glass tumbler from which Modi had drank water during the rally and a paper box containing Kanpur’s famous ‘Thaggu ke laddu’, which was offered to him, have also been preserved in the chamber.

The chamber, where the chair has been kept, is a specially-designed case, made of unbreakable glass. It is 5.5-6 ft in length and 3 ft wide. BJP district president Surendra Maithani told Indian Express, “This is the first time that Modiji will come to Kanpur as the PM. The workers believe that the chair is lucky for the party. When it was used by Modiji in the first ‘Vijay Sakhnad’ rally in UP, the party had recorded a thumping victory in the Lok Sabha elections. We believe that if the PM sits on the chair again at the ‘Parivartan Yarta’ rally, it will bring positive change for the party in 2017 elections and BJP will win the most number of seats.”

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The party plans to gather a crowd of at least five lakh for the rally, which will be held at the Railways Ground in Nirala Nagar. It plans to mobilise people from 14 Assembly segments of Kanpur and its adjoining districts.

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