LIVE: PM Narendra Modi to address two election rallies in Tripura today


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address two election rallies amid tightened security in Tripura on Thursday where the assembly polls are about to hold in the North Eastern state.

Security has been increased in the state with central and state paramilitary forces deployed at strategic locations in the two border districts where the PM scheduled to speak.

PM Modi will address two election rallies in Sipahijala district’s Sonamura subdivision in Tripura West and Unakoti district’s Kailashahar in the northern part of the state. This will be Modi’s first rally in Tripura after coming into existence in 2014 as a prime minister.

BJP spokesperson Mrinal Kanti Deb stated that at least one lakh people will gather in two venues during these rallies.

“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.