PM Modi to address rally in Srinagar during Kashmir visit

The venue for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming rally in Kashmir has been shifted from Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) on the banks of Dal lake to Bakshi Stadium in the heart of Srinagar city. 

The decision comes amidst expectations of a huge turnout for the event, which is scheduled to take place on March 7.

The PM has been visiting different parts of the country ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, with his speeches focusing on how his government’s schemes have touched the lives of beneficiaries.

The shift, official sources said, was a need for a larger space to accommodate the expected influx of people.

The Bakshi Stadium, with its larger seating capacity, is deemed more suitable to host the anticipated crowd.

This will be the second visit by PM Modi to J&K since February 20, the day he addressed a massive public rally in Jammu where he also inaugurated projects worth Rs 32000 crore.