GST activists in India are gathering in Hyderabad to march in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi against opposition candidates in the upcoming Gujarat assembly election.
The BJP has fielded eight opposition candidates, the largest number of any political party in the country.
The opposition is demanding an unconditional ban on the controversial Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the creation of a single central bank for India.
The BJP is expected to lose the election to incumbent Narendra Modi.
India’s election commission, which oversees elections, has asked the opposition parties to gather on the main road from Hyderabad, about 10 km (6 miles) from the centre of the state.
The opposition is expected rally around the city on Monday to demand the cancellation of the Goods and Service Tax ( GST ) and the establishment of a central bank, as well as a ban on Modi’s proposed demonetisation move.
Modi’s BJP won more than half the seats in the election, according to exit polls, but is not expected to win a majority of seats in parliament.