Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Assam at least seven times in the next three weeks to boost the momentum of the BJP’s campaign in the poll-bound state.
Modi will start his campaign by addressing a rally at Assam’s Tinsukia district, one of the epicenters of anti-CAA protests in the state, on Saturday.
In the first phase, 47 seats of 126 assembly seats, mostly from Upper Assam, are going to the polls on March 27.
The minister on Saturday will campaign at Janamukh Khel Pathar at Chabua, where over one lakh BJP supporters from Upper Assam are expected.
PM Modi will be accompanied by BJP and its alliance partner candidates from all assembly seats in Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts.
It is also speculated that PM’s campaign will help the saffron party improve its performance in the entire upper Assam, not just Tinsukia and Dibrugarh.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi would likely address election rallies in Bokakhat on March 21, Bihpuria on March 24, Silapathar on March 28, Bijni on April 1, and Tamulpur on April 3.
On the other hand, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Assam again on March 21, March 23, and March 27.
Shah is slated to address two poll rallies in Jonai and Paneri on March 21, in Sonari and Ratabari on March 23, and in Nagaon and Morigaon on March 27.
BJP national president JP Nadda will visit Assam on March 22 and he will address three election rallies in Tingkhong, Titabor, and Behali.
The Assam assembly elections will be held in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6.