PATNA: RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav will kick-start his election campaign for the Assam assembly polls by addressing a public rally at Senairam Boarding Field in Tinsukia town on March 22.
It will be Tejashwi’s maiden election rally in Assam where the RJD is part of the Congress-led eight-party Grand Alliance. The RJD has fielded Hira Devi, a businesswoman from the Hindi-speaking community, as its candidate from the Tinsukia assembly seat.
“Tejashwi will land at Assam’s Dibrugarh Airport around 9.30am on March 22 and travel to Tinsukia via road. He will reach there around 11.30 pm,” RJD’s Assam state president Shonarul Shah Mustafa told TOI over the phone on Wednesday.
RJD’s Tinsukia unit president Mohan Sah said elaborate arrangements were being made to make Tejashwi’s first rally in Assam a grand success.
Sah added, “Since a large number of people from Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh reside in the town, Tinsukia is known as ‘mini Bihar’ in the north-eastern part of Assam. They are eager to listen to Tejashwi’s speech.”
Hira Devi is locked in a direct contest with BJP’s sitting MLA Sanjoy Kishan, who is also Assam’s tea tribe welfare minister.