PM Modi and Amit Shah to campaign for BJP in Bengal today

Last Updated: Sunday, 21 March 2021 (12:45 IST)
Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister are scheduled to address a number of rallies at different places in poll-bound on Sunday.

TMC MP Sisir Adhikari, whose middle son Suvendu is now contesting on ticket and pitted against TMC supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, is expected to join Amit Shah’s rally at Egra in Medinipur.
 
“I have told my father if possible, to at the Home minister rally,” Suvendu had said early this week.
 
“The people of West Bengal have given Congress, Left and TMC 70 years. But, these parties didn’t fulfil people’s aspirations. Presently, TMC is breaking all previous records of harassment and corruption,” Mr Modi said on his Twitter account today.
 
Sharing highlights from his Kharagpur rally on Saturday, Mr Modi further said “Will be in Bankura later today.”
 
If the and Shah’s scheduled visit for the day fructified, then this will be the first time that BJP’s top two leaders will be seen in action on the same day in the state during this election season.
 
PM Modi will arrive Sunday afternoon and address a rally at 1 pm in Bankura district where the BJP won two seats in 2019.
 
Mr Shah arrived in the city late on Saturday and to his first rally around noon at Egra in East Midnapore district, where former Adhikari is contesting against chief minister Mamata Banerjee at the Nandigram seat.
 
Shah will address party workers at Mecheda in the same district at 1.30 pm. He will return to Kolkata and release the BJP’s election manifesto at 4 pm.
 
Suvendu Adhikari’s father Sisir Adhi kari, the octogenarian TMC Lok Sabha member from Contai in East Midnapore has been invited to Shah’s rally at Egra, BJP leaders said. He is likely to join the BJP. His eldest son, Dibyendu, is the TMC Lok Sabha member from Tamluk. He too has been invited to join the BJP. (UNI)