According to Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy, the West Bengal BJP unit has approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to contest from a Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal.
Ahead of phase 3 polls, West Bengal BJP urges Narendra Modi to contest Lok Sabha Election
"We have expressed our desire to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he should contest from any of the Lok Sabha seats from Bengal this time going to the polls in the last two phases on May 12 and May 19," Roy said on Saturday. He added that Modi hasn't yet responded to the request but they hope he does so.
Elections for the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal are scheduled in seven phases.
According to BJP sources, Roy had approached Modi during the rally at Buniadpur in South Dinajpur district in which the PM was present during the day.
The request comes as an attempt by Bengal BJP to tell the voters about the importance of the state in BJP's roadmap to Delhi.
Meanwhile, BJP president Amit Shah has a target of 23 seats for the party in the state where the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) is in power since 2011.