Election LIVE updates: PM Modi in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry today; Amit Shah to address rallies in Assam

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Election Live updates: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is on a visit to poll-bound Assam to inaugurate the construction works of development and beautification project of Batadrava Than, the birthplace of social reformer and proponent of neo-Vaishnavism Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardeva. He will also address two rallies in the state. BJP president J P Nadda will launch an election manifesto crowdsourcing campaign in West Bengal today and address a public rally.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also make a visit to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry today. He is scheduled to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various development initiatives in Puducherry at 11:30 am, while at around 4 pm, he will dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple infrastructure projects worth over Rs 12,400 crore in Coimbatore.

In the wake of the upcoming Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, the BJP has chalked out an extensive plan to woo small backward castes in the Dravidian state as part of its efforts to counter its image of an upper-caste dominated party from the Hindi heartland.

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Elections LIVE: Amit Shah to address a rally in Assam, JP Nadda in Bengal; Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Tamil Nadu and Puducerry. Follow the latest news and developments below

Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, JP Nadda In the wake of the upcoming Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, the BJP has chalked out an extensive plan to woo small backward castes in the Dravidian state as part of its efforts to counter its image of an upper caste- dominated party from the Hindi heartland. (File Photo)

Modi would be on a day's visit to Puducherry on Thursday to unveil various Centrally sponsored projects at a function through video conference at the convention centre in JIPMER. He would then proceed to Lawspet to address a public meeting organised by the local unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the context of the upcoming Assembly poll.

This would be Modi's second visit here. He had visited on February 25 in 2018 to participate in the golden jubilee of the formation of Auroville International project. All schools in the UT have been ordered to shut for the day in view of diversion of traffic for the prime minister's visit

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