PM Modi to break trend, will celebrate Dussehra in Lucknow
PM Narendra Modi will celebrate Dussehra in Lucknow rather Delhi
PM Modi to break trend, will celebrate Dussehra in Lucknow:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi is famous for breaking trend, and he is all set to break another trend that of heads of government celebrating Dussehra in the National Capital.
As the PM is likely to spend the evening of October 11 at the Aishbagh Ramlila Samiti ground situated in Lucknow, the capital of poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.
Dinesh Sharma, Lucknow’s mayor has extended the invitation to the PM. But, the written acceptance is yet to be sent, the Prime Minister’s Office has now informally conveyed that Modi was likely to attend the Ramleela programme at Lucknow.
This will also mark the first time that an Indian Prime Minister will be celebrating this festival in Lucknow.
Though the former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee visited Lucknow, which has been his Lok Sabha constituency five times, he too has never attended Dussehra celebrations in this 1807 Ramlila ground of the city.
Modi, an MP from Varanasi, will be further spending 90 minutes at the venue in Lucknow.
Interestingly, this comes at a time when the BJP party is gearing up for the crucial UP assembly polls early next year.
Rajnath Singh, the Home Minister who is representing the Lucknow seat, has also called upon the people of the state to end the BJP’s 14-year exile from power, apparently while drawing parallels to the period when Lord Rama had to suffer exile, as per the mythological tale which draws around Dussehra.
PM wants to change the tradition
Moreover, by doing this the Prime Minister has been trying to send the message that he now wants to change the tradition of Delhi being the Centre of all major events.
Modi will even celebrate Diwali too outside Delhi. The first Dussehra after he had come to power was made a political affair with Modi sharing the dais with the Opposition leaders Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi in Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan.