Bengaluru: The Karnataka BJP has modified the schedule of Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s upcoming two-day roadshow in Bengaluru ahead of the state assembly polls.
The changes were made in view of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), which is scheduled on May 7. Union Minister of State Shobha Karandlaje confirmed that an extensive event has been planned for May 6, followed by a shorter one on May 7, to ensure that no inconvenience is caused to students appearing for the exams.
Karandlaje stated that the decision was taken after media reports highlighted that the roadshow may cause inconvenience to students writing exams. She added that the Prime Minister had directed the state BJP to make changes in the programme to ensure that no student is inconvenienced.
Accordingly, the BJP has modified the schedule, and a 26 km roadshow will now be held on May 6, while a shorter 10 km roadshow will be held on May 7.
Karandlaje clarified that the roadshow on Sunday will not affect many exam centres, and police officials have been instructed to ensure that students from the region reach their centres on time. The roadshow was earlier scheduled to be held for eight hours on Saturday alone, but it was split into two parts to prevent inconvenience to the general public.
Karandlaje makes a serious allegation
However, Karandlaje accused Congress of conspiring to disrupt the roadshow on Saturday. She alleged that the Congress had linked ambulances to their workers and well-wishers or hospitals run by them, along the 26 km stretch. The Minister added that the BJP had requested the police to ensure that ambulances with patients reach hospitals on time without any hindrance. She further stated that discussions had taken place with SPG in this regard, and the BJP was following up on the matter.
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