Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to raise the political temperature in Bengal with his speech from the iconic Brigade Parade ground today. PM takes on one his fiercest critics, Mamata Banerjee, at the city's iconic location, ahead of the crucial assembly elections in Bengal.
There are speculations that actor Mithun Chakraborty and many important TMC leaders who didn’t get ticket to contest the poll may share the dais with PM Modi at Brigade.
Security agencies from the Centre and Kolkata Police have turned the area around Brigade Parade ground into a fortress considering the PM’s security. The Special Protection Group (SPG) officials in assistance with the Kolkata Police have put up a four-layered security cover in front of the podium from where PM Modi is scheduled to address the gathering.
There will be a crowd monitoring and management control room behind the main stage for smooth entry and exit of all the attendees in the meeting. More than 1,500 CCTV cameras were installed in and around the Brigade Parade Ground for security reasons.