This is Modi's first visit to Shimla after becoming the Prime Minister. He had visited the town last in 2003 when he was the chief minister of Gujarat.
It is his second visit to the state. Last year, he had addressed a BJP rally at Mandi. Modi was in-charge of organisational affairs of Himachal Pradesh for eight years till 2002.
The BJP is making all out efforts to make the rally a grand success ahead of the Shimla Municipal Corporation elections.
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