PM Modi's Bengal rally likely to be rescheduled to February-2
(Sourced from PTI)
A rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which was proposed to be held on January 28 in North 24 Parganas district's Thakurnagar area is likely to be rescheduled to February 2, a senior party leader said yesterday. This is the second time in one month that the West Bengal BJP has rescheduled Modi's rallies. However, BJP said that nothing is final as of now.
"As of now, PM Modiji's January 28 rally at Bongoan Thakurnagar area has been rescheduled to February 2. On February 2, he'll address another rally at Durgapur and on February 8, he'll address a rally at Siliguri," said BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha.
Earlier it was decided that the prime minister will address a rally at Brigade Parade Ground on February 8. It was recently cancelled and the party said he would attend three rallies in the state starting next week. It was then decided that Modi would address a rally at Thakurnagar on January 28 and another at Siliguri in north Bengal on February 2.
The third rally PM was to address was at Asansol, represented by Union Minister Babul Supriyo, on February 8. However, yesterday state BJP announced that the dates have changed. The BJP kick-started its Lok Sabha poll campaign in the state from Tuesday, with party president Amit Shah addressing a rally in Malda district. Shah aims to win over 23 of total 42 LS seats.