Manipur Assembly Elections: HM Amit Shah to boost BJP’s campaign today


Guwahati: With just a week left for Manipur Assembly Elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leaving no stone unturned to woo the last remaining voter.

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s high octane rally in Heingang yesterday,  Union Home Minister Amit Shah is all set to visit the poll-bound state today to further intensify the campaign trail of the saffron party.

This will be Amit Shah’s first visit to Manipur before the states go to polls.

As per inputs, Shah will be accompanied by Assam Chief Minister and BJP’s top strategist Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, co-in charge for Manipur Elections Pratima Bhowmick, and BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra, among others.

As part of his agenda, Shah is scheduled to address two public meetings in Churachandpur Assembly constituency.

The second venue for his rally is Kangpokpi Assembly constituency, which is home to a significant Gorkha population.

This shall be followed by a door-to-door campaign by Shah in Yaiskul Mandal and Bhamon Leikai.

Besides, the union home minister is also likely to hold a meeting with the state party leadership later in the evening to assess the progress of campaigning before heading back to Delhi.

Notably, Chief Minister N Biren Singh-led BJP government is seeking a second term in the office with an absolute majority that the party is targeting.

BJP has ditched all its previous alliances and is fighting on all the 60 seats alone.

The state will go to polls on February 28 and March 5. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.