PM Narendra Modi in West Bengal: Prime Minister will address 4 election rallies today. Top Updates | Latest News India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kolkata on Saturday night and is scheduled to address four Lok Sabha election rallies in three districts of West Bengal on Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kolkata from Jharkhand and after landing at the airport, went to Raj Bhavan by road amid tight security.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (ANI Photo) (BJP)

Modi arrived in West Bengal after completing campaigning in Odisha for the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections to be held on May 13. He held a massive road show in Bhubaneswar on Friday evening, and addressed three public meetings in Odisha on Saturday. Before going to Jharkhand.

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During his election rally in Odisha, Modi launched a scathing attack on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who posed a unique challenge to name all the districts of the state and their capitals without looking at a piece of paper.

PM Modi's Rallies in West Bengal – Highlights

  • On Sunday, PM Narendra Modi will address four election rallies in three districts of West Bengal – Barrackpore in North 24 Parganas district, Panchla in Howrah, and Chinsura and Parasura in Hooghly district.
  • On Saturday night, PM Modi arrived in Kolkata from Jharkhand by road, and was received by Governor CV Anand Bose at the Raj Bhavan.
  • This is the second visit of the Prime Minister to Kolkata this month. Modi arrived in the city on May 2 and after spending the night at the Raj Bhavan, addressed rallies in Krishnanagar, Purba Bardhaman and Bolpur Lok Sabha constituencies the next day.
  • Heavy traffic restrictions have been imposed in Kolkata ahead of Modi's visit to the city this weekend. Areas like Raj Bhavan, Red Road, Hooghly Bridge and Jensen and Nicholson Island have been banned for all vehicular movement till 1 pm on May 12.
  • West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressed a rally in Saptagram on Saturday to support the TMC candidate from Hooghly, a day before Modi's rally in the city.
  • Campaigning for the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal ended on May 11. A total of eight constituencies in the state will go to polls on May 13 – Behrampur, Krishnanagar, Ranaghat, Burdhmanpurba, Burdwan-Durgapur, Asansol, Bolpur, and Birbhum.

(with inputs from PTI)

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