Advani, Modi to campaign for BJP candidates in West Bengal
Senior BJP leader L K Advani and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi are among a host of party leaders scheduled to campaign in West Bengal during the six- phase Assembly elections starting next month.
Kolkata: Senior BJP leader L K Advani and
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi are among a host of party
leaders scheduled to campaign in West Bengal during the six-
phase Assembly elections starting next month.
"Advaniji has confirmed April 14 and 24 as his
campaign dates. Narendra Modi will campaign on April 15 and
30. Former BJP president Rajnath Singh will campaign on April
15 and 26," BJP state president Rahul Sinha said.
He said, while the Leader of the Opposition in Rajya
Sabha Arun Jaitley will campaign during all the six phases,
his counterpart in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj will campaign
in two or three phases.
BJP president Nitin Gadkadi and senior party leader
Smriti Irani will campaign for four phases, veteran actress
Hema Malini in two phases and Navjot Singh Sidhu in two
phases, Sinha said.
"All these leaders, including L K Advani and Narendra
Modi will address at least five meetings per day. They will
be taken to both North and South Bengal. This way, we hope to
cover most of the 294 constituencies from where we are
contesting," he said.
Stating that the party has hired three helicopters and
chartered an aircraft for the campaign, he said two would be
used from April 10 in North Bengal which is going to the polls
in the first phase on April 18.