Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various development projects in Puducherry. He inaugurated the projects at the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research in the UT. He is also scheduled to lay the foundation stone of multiple infrastructure projects worth over Rs 12,400 crore in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore at around 4 pm. 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.
BJP president J P Nadda Thursday launched the ‘Lokkho Sonar Bangla (manifesto) crowdsourcing campaign’, in Kolkata. State BJP chief Dilip Ghosh and party’s National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya were also present on the occasion. Bengali actor Payel Sarkar joined the party at the meeting.