LAST UPDATED: March 24, 2021, 9:02 a.m.
Kolkata: Election campaigns by all parties is in full swing for the assembly elections to be held in five states. Leading leaders of various parties have been campaigning for the elections to be held in West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a tour of West Bengal today. The Prime Minister will rally in Nandigram today. The first phase of elections is going to be held in Nandigram on March 27.
PM Modi will hold an election rally in support of BJP candidates in Kanthi in East Medinipur district. This area is considered to be the stronghold of the officer family that dominates the politics of West Bengal.
Shishir Adhikari, the father of BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, is an MP from Kanthi. Three days ago, he left the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and joined the BJP in the presence of Home Minister Amit Shah. Earlier, Suvendu Adhikari had joined the BJP in December and this time is contesting against Mamata Banerjee from Nandigram. The Adhikari family dominates the entire district.
Suvendu Adhikari and his MP father Shishir Adhikari will also be present at the PM’s rally. It is reported that Suvendu’s brother and MP from Tamluk Dwivedu officer can also join the BJP by joining the PM’s rally. On the other hand, on Wednesday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will also address three rallies in Bankura district.