PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee gear up to address rallies at same venue in West Bengal's Hooghly
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will hold a rally at the same ground in Hooghly within 48 hours of Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit there. However, the TMC claimed that Mamata's meeting was already pre-planned.
PM Modi will visit Bengal on February 22. On that day, he will inaugurate the Noapara-Dakshineswar Metro. From there, he will go to Bandel's Dunlop playground. He will hold a public meeting there.
Preparations are going on in full swing to organise PM Modi’s public rally at the Dunlop factory ground in Sahaganj on February 22. Multiple rounds of inspection of the venue have been conducted by the BJP leadership.
BJP MP Locket Chatterjee visited the ground on Wednesday (February 17). Taking a jibe at the TMC, she questioned why the TMC was suddenly following the BJP’s footsteps.
The BJP’s state functionaries decided to find a venue on the bank of the Hooghly, as the district’s factories are located along the riverside and most of them are closed. Chinsurah is under Hooghly Lok Sabha constituency which the BJP bagged in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The TMC leaders also inspected the ground. Mamata Banerjee will hold a public meeting there on February 24. District president of the party Dilip Yadav, leader Asima Patra and others visited the field.
Dilip Yadav said, “Our leader will speak out against those who are trying to spew communal venom in Bengal.”