Agartala, Jan 31 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi would visit Tripura twice to hold public meetings ahead of the February 18 Assembly election, state BJP president Biplab Kumar Deb said here today. Also Read - BJP Governments in Nepal, Sri Lanka? Tripura CM Reveals 'Amit Shah's Overseas Expansion Plan'

Modi would come on February 8 and address two public meetings at Kailashahar in Unakoti district and Shantirbazar in South Tripura district. He would again visit the state on February 15 and address a public meeting here. Also Read - BJP Leader Shot Dead by Unidentified Gunmen in Tripura

The party’s national president Amit Shah would be in the state for a week to campaign in favour of the candidates of the BJP-Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura (IPFT) alliance, Deb told reporters. Also Read - Foundation Day 2021 Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya: Know Date, Significance and History of this Day

Election for the 60-member Assembly will be held in the state on February 18 and results would be announced on March 3.

From here, Shah would also visit Meghalaya and Nagaland, where Assembly polls would be held on February 27, the state BJP chief said.

He said 40 top BJP leaders including Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Muktar Abbas Naqvi would also visit the state for campaigning.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.