Amit ShahGearing up for 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, BJP has lined up its top brass, including 45 union ministers, for publicity blitzkrieg on Modi government’s second anniversary beginning with the Prime Minister public meeting in Saharanpur on May 26.

The union ministers are expected to attend events across the state’s 32 cities a day after Modi addresses the Saharanpur rally.

The politically crucial state, which goes to the assembly polls early next year, is at the centre of the party’s political strategy and BJP president Amit Shah is also likely to address public meetings during the exercise that will go on between May 26 and June 10.

“The PM will address a meeting in Saharanpur on May 26 marking the begining of a week-long ‘vikas parv’ to highlight his government’s achivements during his two years in power,” BJP state spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said in Lucknow on Monday.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitely will be in Lucknow and Road and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari in Kanpur, while newly-elected president of BCCI and national president of BJP’s youth wing Anurag Thakur and HRD Minister Smriti Irani will be in Gorakhpur to participate in programmes on separate dates.

A number of union ministers are also scheduled to attend programmes like press conferences and public meetings across the country on the anniversary day.

Health Minister J P Nadda and his ministerial colleague Harsimrat Kaur are likely to be in Varanasi, Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency, and Agra respectively.