Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit West Bengal on April 17 to participate in the election rallies.
This would be his third visit to the state. He had addressed meetings in north Bengal and Asansol in support of the party candidates. Modi is likely to take part in a meeting in Jorasanko where former state president Rahul Sinha is contesting against the sitting Trinamool Congress councilor Smita Bakshi.
The collapse of a portion of Vivekananda Road flyover is likely to have some impact on the election in the ward. Sinha has a chance of winning from the seat and political experts believe that Modi’s participation will bring the wave in Rahul’s favour.
He is likely to participate in a road show in support of BJP candidate from Bhowanipore Chandra Bose. Bose who is a new comer to the party is the grand nephew of Netaji. As there are quite a good number of non-Bengli voters, the BJP thought of using him as a trump card against Mamata Banerjee in her constituency. Congress has fielded Dipa Das Munshi from the seat.
Meanwhile, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will come to the state on April 18. He is scheduled to address several rallies and take part in road shows.