Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join the Durga Puja celebrations in Bengal as he inaugurates puja pandals in Kolkata via video conferencing today (October 22).

A special puja pandal has been set up at Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre with reflections of traditional art and culture of Bengal. The PM will virtually inaugurate the event. PM Modi will attend the event for less than an hour and address the people of Bengal.

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However, Kolkata was flooded with rain before the inauguration of Modi. On Thursday (October 22) morning, members of the BJP Mahila Morcha made several arrangements for the inauguration amid the heavy rain. Sourav Ganguly’s wife Donna Ganguly has already reached the EZCC in Salt Lake.

The BJP has made elaborate arrangements for the live-viewing of PM Narendra Modi's virtual address to the people of West Bengal at 12 pm on Thursday in every polling booth across the state's 294 Assembly constituencies.

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Along with the inauguration. PM Modi will also give a congratulatory message on the occasion of Durga puja festival. Mukul Roy and Kailash Vijayavargiya made all the preparations on Wednesday (October 21) afternoon in the EZCC block of Salt Lake. 
Mukul Roy and Kailash Vijayavargiya spoke to the entrepreneurs of the puja committee. Mukul Roy said that the verdict of the Calcutta High Court on puja will be followed by everyone. Many programs in EZCC had to be canceled due to the High Court’s order.

However, Donna Gangopadhyay's dance schedule remains unchanged. Union Minister Babul Supriyo was expected to sing at the PM's puja inauguration event. The entire event will be broadcast on social media on behalf of the BJP party.