BJP hires special train for Narendra Modi's Kol rally for Rs 22 lakh

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Kolkata, Feb 5: BJP members have hired a special train called 'Delegate Special' or 'Modi Special' to ferry supporters from North Dinajpur district to the Brigade Parade Grounds to particpate in the mega rally of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday. According to a report published in Bengali daily Anandabazaar Patrika, hiring the train has cost the BJP Rs 22 lakh.

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Many of those who boarded the special train from Balurghat on Tuesday evening had a first-time experience of travelling in a train. For many, it was a big chance to explore Kolkata while for others, witnessing Modi was a lifetime opportunity.

The Kolkata rally will be Modi's first in eastern India ahead of the LS polls

Local BJP leaders also thanked the state leadership for responding to their request to hire a special train to take supporters to Kolkata. The trend has been seen in other states as well where the BJP made arrangements for special trains and buses to bring their supporters watch and hear Modi.

Modi is set to kick off his campaign for the upcoming Lok Sabha election in eastern part of India through the Kolkata rally. He will visit the northeast and other eastern states like Odisha during this leg of his campaign.

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