Amit Shah to hold BJP virtual rally on June 7, says party's Bihar chief

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Photo PTI
Home Minister Amit Shah will hold a virtual BJP rally on June 7 at 4 pm, said Bihar party president Sanjay Jaiswal on Tuesday.

"On June 7, Amit Shah will be addressing party workers that will be live-streamed at 60,000 booths that have internet connectivity. Regular rallies came to a halt due to the pandemic, which will be resumed now with help of digital medium," Jaiswal told ANI.

Jaiswal said it would be the first time a poltical party in India will hold a virtual rally of its supporters. 

He said that the concept of a virtual rally is not new as "during 2014 national elections, Narendra Modi had conducted meetings via a 3D medium, thus telling everyone that such kind of rallies is common."

Speaking about the June 7 event, he said, "A worker from the Patna office will preside the rally. After a few speeches from Patna, Amit Shah will begin his address."

However, he denied that this rally was being held in view of upcoming elections.

A day after Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Rajya Sabha MP Venkaiah Naidu held discussions about monsoon session, Jaiswal said, "While maintaining social distancing, the session can easily be held in the Central Hall as it can accommodate as many as 800 people."

Meanwhile, the BJP has appointed Vishnu Deo Sai and S Tikendra Singh as its state party presidents of Chhattisgarh and Manipur respectively.

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