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Panaji: BJP's prime ministerial candidateNarendra Modi will address a rally here on January 12 whichwill set the tone for the party's campaigning for the LokSabha polls.Modi's rally on the outskirts of Panaji next week isexpected to be attended by over a lakh people.Party president Rajnath Singh will also be presentfor the rally.State Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who heads theorganising committee for the public rally, told reporterstoday said this would be the only rally to be addressed byModi in Goa in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls.BJP has already informally announced the candidatureof sitting MP Sripad Naik from North Goa seat and its stategeneral secretary Narendra Sawaikar for South Goa.Parrikar said the formal announcement of candidateswould be done only after party's parliamentary board clearsthe names.The Chief Minister said the party leaders will bevisiting households to invite people for the rally, while hehimself will tour 16 constituencies.The party will collect Rs five each from thoseattending the rally."When a person pays to attend the rally it indicatesthat he feels a sense of belonging with it," he said justifyingthe decision for a ticket to the event.The money collected would be used to meet the expensesfor the rally, he said.Modi is likely to focus on the local issues in hisspeech.Parrikar said the party organisation will brief himabout the issues, but "I am not aware about what Modi willspeak."This is the second public meeting that Modi willaddress in Goa. Soon after he was made the chairman of theBJP's election campaign committee during the nationalexecutive last year, Modi had addressed a public meeting atTaleigao near Panaji.PTI

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