AGARTALA: Ahead of the state Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) president Amit Shah will on Sunday carry out a road show from Bamotia to Mohanpur in the northeast state of Tripura.
In his two-day visit to poll-bound Tripura, Shah will address a total of five public rallies and carry out two road shows starting today.
Post lunch, he will address a public gathering in Mohanpur along with the state president of the BJP, Biplob Deb.
The northeastern state of Tripura is going to polls on February 18 while the counting of votes will be done on March 3.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) has a strong foothold in Tripura and is in power for the past 25 years.
The incumbent Chief Minister Manik Sarkar is at the helm for the past 19 years. He held the term for the fourth time after the party swept away the 2013 assembly elections.
In the last polls in 2013, the CPI (M) managed to bag an overwhelming majority with 51 seats, while the rest was shared by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Congress party.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which did not win even a single seat in the last polls, has been working hard to overthrow the CPI (M) rule this time. Six Congress MLAs, who first joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC), switched over to the BJP in August last year.
Apart from this, there are three major tribal parties in Tripura- the Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) and National Conference of Tripura (NCT).
Here's Amit Shah's schedule for today:
10:30: Departure from Agartala airport by road
11:00: Arrival at Bamutia
11:00 - 12:00: Road show from Bamutia to Mohanpur
12:00 - 13:00: Public meeting at High School Ground Mohanpur
13:00 - 13:15: Lunch at Venue
13:15: Departure from Mohanip'ur SDM Ground helipad
13:15 - 14:00: Travel from Mohanpur to Lara Karbari helipad: Chowmanu by chopper
14:00 - 15:00: Public meeting at Bitu Mela math, Chowmanu
15:00: Departure from Chowmanu
15:00 - 15:30: Travel from Chowmanu to Teliamura by chopper
15.30: Arrival at Teliamura BSF Ground helipad
15:30 - 16:30: Public meeting at Teliamura Town Hall Ground
16:30: Departure from Teliamura by road
17:30: Arrival at Chandra'ur ISBT
17:30 - 19:00: Road show from Cpiandrapur Bazar to Hotel Sonar Tori