KOLKATA: Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during BJP’s December “rath yatra” in West Bengal will attend four rallies in the state. The BJP unit in West Bengal said that the PM Modi will attend the four rallies in the state to provide a thrust to the election campaign to the party.

Our news sources have reported that the rath yatras in the state will be initiated by the BJP chief Amit Shah and the rallies will commence as follows:-  Coochbehar district in the north on December 7, from Gangasagar in the south on December 9, and from Tarapith temple in Birbhum district on December 14.

These rath yatras which will be kickstarted by the BJP chief and attended by PM Modi would cover all 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in Bengal. Here Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has set a target of winning over 22 seats.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to attend four rallies in Bengal during our rath yatra campaign in the state. We have informed the party central leadership and the PMO. The final dates are yet to be fixed. Let’s see what happens,” West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh told reporters on Monday.

PM Modi besides addressing the four rallies in the state is also scheduled to participate in a public meeting at the historic Brigade parade ground in early 2019 in Kolkata.

Brigade ground rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take place after a public meeting of opposition parties. The opposition parties public meeting will be headed by Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on January 19.

On the other hand, Chief Minister of the state Ms Mamta Banerjee is making efforts in order to bring the leaders of anti-BJP parties in the rally ahead of the 2019 general elections. Ms Banerjee regarding the same has also floated the idea of the federal front of the regional parties.

Talking about the measures that have been taken for the smooth functioning of the rath yatra, BJP president said that the state has been divided into four zones and the rallies of the prime minister will commence is such a way that it will cover all these zones.