The BJP in West Bengal has asked PM Narendra Modi to contest from the state, said have sources.
Two BJP leaders Mukul Roy and Kailash Vijayvargiya have spoken to PM Modi about it. The leaders met him after the South Dinajpur rally. Mukul Roy, BJP leader from West Bengal has said that the party has requested PM Modi to contest from the state "as there is no democracy there"
PM Modi earlier on Saturday, addressed a mega-rally, at Buniadpur in West Bengal and took a jibe at the state's Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, over the matter of Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed and others campaigning for the Trinamool in India.
The Bangladeshi star was campaigning for Trinamool candidate from Raiganj Lok Sabha seat Kanhaiya Lal Agarwal in North Dinajpur on April 14.
Addressing the gathered audience, the PM said:
“People from other countries are called for election campaigns. Has this ever happened in the history of India that outsiders are called to campaign here?"
The Prime Minister further spoke about how Mamata Banerjee has taken the route of appeasement politics without considering India’s national security.
"To fill her coffers, for her vote-bank, for appeasement, Didi is prepared to go to any lengths".
He said that such an act is unacceptable not just for the welfare of the country but also for the state of West Bengal.
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday cancelled Bangladeshi actor Ferdous Ahmed’s business visa and issued him a leave India notice, blacklisting him for election campaigning in the country.
The development came following a furore being created over the Bangladeshi star campaigning for Trinamool candidate from Raiganj Lok Sabha seat Kanhaiya Lal Agarwal in North Dinajpur on April 14. Accompanied by Bengali actors Ankush and Payal, Ahmed had also participated in a roadshow from Karandighi to Islampur.