GUWAHATI: As the ruling BJP kicks off its Assembly poll campaign in Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and other Central leaders will hold a series of election rallies in the State next week, said Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma here on Tuesday.
Also the convener of the BJP-led alliance of regional parties — the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), Minister Sarma further informed that while Prime Minister Modi is likely to visit Assam on January 23, Union Home Minister Shah is also likely to address two public rallies at Kokrajhar and Nalbari on January 24.
The Prime Minister's detailed programme is yet to be finalised.
Meanwhile, before leaving for Delhi from here on Tuesday, BJP national president J.P. Nadda had addressed a public gathering in southern Assam's Silchar on Monday.
During his two-day Assam visit, Nadda held meetings with Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass and other senior leaders in Guwahati on Monday and Tuesday. They discussed the strategies for the Assembly polls likely to be held in April-May.(IANS)