Tripura Assembly Polls: Amit Shah to Address 2 Election Rallies Today

Guwahati: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to arrive in Tripura on Monday to speak at two election rallies and take part in a roadshow to support the BJP’s campaign there, a party leader said.

Elections to the 60-member assembly will be held on February 16. Counting will take place on March 2.

“During the visit, Amit Shah ji will address ‘Vijay Sankalp’ rallies in South Tripura’s Santirbazar and Khowai, and attend a roadshow in Banamalipur constituency of Agartala,” he said as reported by PTI.

According to a senior police officer on Monday, security measures have been enhanced in the northeastern state in preparation for the visit of the Union minister.

Last month, Shah took part in two Rath Yatras in Tripura, kicking off the saffron party’s campaign for the assembly elections.

TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is also scheduled to arrive in the state on Monday, and attend a roadshow and address a public meeting on Tuesday.

“She will arrive on Monday evening and visit Udaipur to offer prayers at the Tripureswari temple. On Tuesday, Banerjee will lead a roadshow in Agartala and address a rally at Rabindra Bhavan,” TMC state in-charge Rajib Banerjee said.

She will be accompanied by the party’s national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee.

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