Balurghat: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to visit Balurghat on April 12 for poll campaigning, said the party’s Balurghat candidate Arpita Ghosh.
Poll for the Balurghat Lok Sabha seat is scheduled on April 23, in the third of the seven phase polls in Bengal. Ghosh had earlier been elected from the Balurghat seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. She had won with a margin of over one lakh defeating the LF candidate, while BJP had placed third.
“It has been decided that Didi will take part in two public rallies on Friday-Balurghat and North Dinajpur’s Itahar. She will reach Itahar in helicopter at 11 am and address a rally there. She will directly go from there to Balurghat and take part in another public meeting. We are expecting around one lakh people in Balurghat,” Ghosh said.
According to a party source, Banerjee’s meeting has been scheduled at Balurghat town club ground, located in the middle of the town. Thousands of party workers covering all eight blocks are expected to attend the programme.
Banerjee has targeted to win all 42 LS seats in Bengal. She has been visiting North Bengal, addressing various public rallies in favour of the party candidates.
In South Dinajpur, the Trinamool supremo has directed state ministers Purnendu Bose, Goutam Deb, Rajib Banerjee and Bachchu Hansda to give maximum stress on rural areas, highlighting the development projects that have been taken up by the state government.
“The leaders are now concentrating on small party meetings and door-to-door campaigning,” said a Political Observer.
According to a party source, Trinamool Youth Congress president Abhishek Banerjee will also address a public rally on April 11 at Kushmandi.