Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kolkata this afternoon to handle an enormous rally, his first within the state after the Meeting ballot dates had been introduced final week. The anticipation over his go to was solely fueled additional by fashionable actor Mithun Chakraborty’s presence on the venue. The star joined the BJP shortly earlier than the primary occasion started on the metropolis’s Brigade Parade Floor.
Landed in Kolkata. On my approach to the large celebration rally. Wanting ahead to being amongst Occasion Karyakartas and the fantastic folks of West Bengal.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 7, 2021
The Prime Minister landed within the metropolis round 2pm, although the large crowd had gathered on the venue hours earlier than.
Mr Chakraborty’s becoming a member of the BJP got here on the finish of a lot hypothesis even over his attendance on the occasion. “I’ve spoken with him (Mr Chakraborty) over the phone, he’ll come at this time. I can make a remark solely after an in depth dialogue with him,” Kailash Vijayavargiya, the celebration’s state in-charge who had met up with the star yesterday at his residence within the state capital’s Belgachia locality, had stated.
In any case, the actor wasn’t the one one adorning the stage in Kolkata at this time. The occasion featured many folks artistes, ANI reported. Together with the 72-feet lengthy most important stage, two different levels have additionally been arrange, one for Tollywood actors and one other for different necessary personalities. The 2 different levels are 48-feet size, 24-feet width and 7-feet top.
— BJP (@BJP4India) March 7, 2021
Other than Mr Vijayavargiya, different BJP functionaries supervising the rally embody Nationwide Vice-President Mukul Roy, Normal Secretary Sanjay Singh, and Rajya Sabha Swapan Dasgupta.
Over 1,500 CCTV cameras have been put in throughout the town for safety functions. Drone cameras may also be used to observe the venue. The rally is predicted to be attended by not less than 7 lakh folks, sources instructed ANI. Three most important barricades have been strategically positioned towards the primary stage for safety objective. Barricades and a helipad has been created on the Race Course close to the Brigade Floor.
That is more likely to be the primary of the Prime Minister’s 20-odd rallies throughout the state within the run-up to the polls, BJP sources knowledgeable ANI. It comes a day after the celebration introduced its first checklist of 57 candidates for the polls and two days after incumbent Trinamool Congress introduced its personal 291 candidates, leaving three for its ally Gorkha Janmukti Morcha.
Elections to West Bengal’s 294-seat Meeting are scheduled to be held in eight phases from March 27 to April 29 and the outcomes might be declared on Could 2.
After successful three seats within the 2016 Meeting election, the BJP had made deep inroads into the state by the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, successful 18 of the 42 seats and decreasing Trinamool’s numbers to 22. The Congress gained two whereas the Left received none.