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BJP launches 'NAMO' tea stall in Howrah ahead of Modi rally

Kolkata: The BJP today launched a tea stall - NAMO - at Howrah station area in a bid to attract people to Narendra Modi's maiden rally at Brigade Parade grounds on 5 February.

"The tea stall, NAMO, is after the name of our prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and sale of tea at the rate of Rs 2 per cup is to draw people's attention towards our leader before the Brigade rally," a state BJP leader said.

 BJP launches NAMO tea stall in Howrah ahead of Modi rally

Narendra Modi. Reuters

State party president Rahul Sinha sold tea at Rs 2 per cup and drew attention to Modi's early life as a tea vendor at railway stations.

Referring to the early life of Modi, Sinha said during his childhood Modi used to vend tea at railway stations.

"BJP is the only political party where the criteria of leadership depends on party activities and not on the basis of family tradition or personal choice of any party high command," he said.

Earlier, he addressed participants of the party's Sports Cell advising them to approach eminent sports personalities and administrators like Sourav Ganguly, Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Manoranjan Bhattacharya, Subhash Bhowmik and Subrata Dutta to make Modi's 5 February rally a success.

On the occasion, Sinha also announced the programme of 'Run for Modi' on 26 January from Girish Park to Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee statue near Victoria House at Esplanade.

PTI

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Updated Date: Jan 14, 2014 23:08:46 IST

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