Prime Minister Narendra Modi will campaign in Chennai on May 6 in support of Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidates contesting in the forthcoming Assembly elections.

At a public meeting in the YMCA ground, Modi will introduce the party’s candidates contesting the elections to be held on May 16, according to Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman.

Out of the 234 Assembly constituencies at stake in Tamil Nau, the BJP will contest in 164. Of the remaining, it has allotted 45 to its ally Indhiya Jananayaga Katchi; 24 to Akila Indiya Makkal Kalvi Munnetra Kazhagam and one to Muslim Munnetra Kazhagam.

Campaigning in support of the party’s Saidapet constituency V Kalidas, Sitharaman urged voters to bring in a BJP government in Tamil Nadu and development and prosperity like other BJP-ruled states, including Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, she said.

Kalidas, accompanied by Sitharaman, later went on to file his nomination papers.

BJP supporters took a bike rally in support of Kalidas.

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