PM Modi to kick-start poll campaign in Meghalaya on December 16

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick-start campaign for the BJP in poll-bound Meghalaya on December 16.

Election for the 60-member Assembly in Meghalaya is scheduled to be held early next year, but the dates were not announced yet. The tenure of the current Assembly expires on March 6.

“The BJP headquarters have directed us to prepare for the visit of the Prime Minister on December 16,” state BJP president Shibun Lyngdoh told media persons in Shillong.

Modi would inaugurate a BJP office near the official residence of the chief minister and address a public meeting at the Polo Grounds later.

Earlier, Union home minister Rajnath Singh was scheduled to inaugurate the party office on Thursday.

The Congress is in power in the state since May 2009.

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