Modi to kickstart poll campaign in Northeast today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kickstart his election campaign in the Northeast on Saturday from Arunachal Pradesh.
According to BJP, he will address a public meeting at ITBP Ground, Aalo in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh where simultaneous polls for the Lok Sabha and state assembly will be held on April 11.
Thereafter, the prime minister will campaign in two election rallies in Assam. He will address a gathering at Moran in Dibrugarh district and then he will move to Ghaigaon in Gohpur to address another rally.
The Bharatiya Janata Party wants to ensure maximum seats in the coming general elections so that the seats that they lose in other states can be compensated for.
With the Congress decimated from the whole of Northeast, the BJP has set a target of winning 20 seats from the region.
In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP had won eight seats. It won seven of the 14 seats in Assam and one seat in Arunachal Pradesh.