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PM Modi to visit Jalandhar today | All you need to know

2024 Indian general election in Punjab will be held on 1 June 2024 to elect 13 members of 18th Lok Sabha

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- May 24th 2024 10:32 AM -- Updated: May 24th 2024 11:58 AM
PM Modi to visit Jalandhar today | All you need to know

PM Modi to visit Jalandhar today | All you need to know

PM Modi to visit Jalandhar today | After addressing a public rally in Punjab's Patiala district in the run-up to the Lok Sabha Elections in Punjab, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all geared up to address two election rallies in Punjab this afternoon in Gurdaspur and Jalandhar. 

Meanwhile, the farmers of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha plan to hold a black flag protest during the PM's rally in Jalandhar on May 24. This decision was made following a meeting at the Desh Bhagat Yadgaar Hall in Jalandhar. 

Over 5,000 police personnel are deployed in Jalandhar for the rally. Special Protection Group teams have also been assigned to meticulously organize stringent security measures at the event. 

Additionally, the number of deployments in rural areas around Jalandhar have also been increased. 

Punjab Police arrest farm leaders’ before PM Modi’s rallies 

Just hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two rallies in Punjab, police conducted raids on the homes and hideouts of several farm leaders in Gurdaspur and Jalandhar, including areas across Nurmahal and Phillaur, resulting in a few arrests.

Similar to their actions in Patiala yesterday, farmers have threatened to disrupt the PM’s visit and have planned to display black flags during his drive from the helipad to the rally venue, a three-kilometer route.

Route Diversions in Jalandhar

In light of the Prime Minister of India's visit to Jalandhar on today to participate in a public rally at PAP Ground, Commissionerate Police Jalandhar has announced the following route diversions for heavy and commercial vehicles. 

Vehicles traveling from Amritsar to Ludhiana will be redirected through Subhanpur, Kapurthala, Kala Sangian, Noor Mehal, and Phillaur. Those heading from Ludhiana to Amritsar will need to take the route via Phagwara, Mehtiana, Hoshiarpur, Tanda, Begowal, Nadala, and Subhanpur. Additionally, vehicles traveling from Ludhiana to Himachal Pradesh or Pathankot will be diverted through Phagwara, Mehtiana, Hoshiarpur, and Tanda.

PM Modi election rally in Patiala 

Addressing the gathering, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon the electorate in Punjab to exercise their franchise wisely, highlighting the importance of making informed choices for the betterment of the state and the nation.

Prime Minister Modi stressed the significance of ensuring that every vote counts and urged the people of Punjab to elect leaders who are committed to building a prosperous and developed state, thereby contributing to the vision of a prosperous India.

Launching a scathing attack at Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that if had he been the PM of the country at the time of the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, he would have reclaimed Kartarpur Sahib from Pakistan in return for the release of Pakistani soldiers.

"At the time of the Bangladesh War, we had 90,000 soldiers of Pakistan. The 'Hukum ka Ikka' was in our hands. If Modi had been there at that time, I would have taken Kartarpur Sahib from them and then released their soldiers. Still, I got Kartarpur Sahib Corridor built," he said.

The 2024 Indian general election in Punjab will be held on 1 June 2024 to elect 13 members of 18th Lok Sabha.

In Punjab, voting for its 13 seats will take place in a single phase, with the seventh and final phase on June 1 seeing voting in Gurudaspur, Amritsar, Khadoor Sahib, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Nandpur Sahib, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib, Faridkot, Firozpur, Bathinda, Sangrur, and Patiala constituencies. 

- With inputs from agencies

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