India, April 12 -- The campaign for the fifth phase assembly elections in West Bengal is gathering steam with both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah scheduled to hold consecutive rallies in the state on the same day, for the first time.

While the Prime Minister will hold three public rallies in south Bengal, the Union home minister will be camping in north Bengal, addressing two rallies and leading two roadshows on Monday.

"It is for the first time that both Modi and Shah will be camping in West Bengal together on the same day to bolster the party's campaign," said a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader.

While elections in 135 out of 294 constituencies have already been held in four phases till date, ...