Prime Minister Narendra Modi shall be holding rallies in Tripura on Thursday ahead of the assembly polls in the North Eastern state.
Security has been beefed up in the hill state with central and state paramilitary forces deployed at strategic locations in the two border districts where the PM scheduled to speak.
PM Modi is set to address two election rallies in Sipahijala district’s Sonamura subdivision in Tripura West and Unakoti district’s Kailashahar in northern part of the state. This will be Modi’s first political rally in Tripura after he became the Prime Minister in 2014.
BJP spokesperson Mrinal Kanti Deb told News18 that an estimated crowd of more than one lakh is expected at both the venues.
“We are expecting a good percentage of tribal voters in the rallies. We will be welcoming Prime Minister Modi in the traditional way. This is PM Modi’s first political rally in Tripura for assembly polls. In 2013, BJP’s star campaigner was Rajnath Singh. This time, all political heavyweights are campaigning in the state, which is a big thing for us,” said Deb.