Parts of the city plunged into a welter of violence as his convoy was attacked with stones by alleged TMC supporters from inside the hostel of Vidyasagar College, triggering a clash between supporters of the two parties, officials said.
The reality is that left supporters and cadre still cannot get over the fact of being routed by the Trinamool Congress led alliance in the 2011 elections, a feat that it repeated in 2016.
According to a highly-placed source in the Andhra Pradesh government, Naidu will arrive here Wednesday morning and participate in two campaign rallies of Banerjee one scheduled at Jhargram and the second at Haldia.
The reason why the electorate had voted the Left out of power in West Bengal and had supported her party has not been fulfilled by her, he said at an election rally here.
Addressing a rally in West Bengal's Asansol on April 23, Modi had ridiculed Banerjee over her prime ministerial ambitions.
The country needs a government with 'vision and not division', Modi said 'It was with the power of your vote that the army could conduct surgical strikes'.
Banerjee said those who used to support the Left Front during their rule in the state, have changed sides to join hands with the BJP in West Bengal.
Banerjee said the prime minister's promise of offering 'laddoos' to the voters of Bengal in both their hands will never be fulfilled.
Banerjee also claimed that the BJP would not be able to retain power at the Centre after the elections, and many of its allies, including the Shiv Sena, would severe ties with the NDA.
The Trinamool Congress chief also claimed that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill are 'two lollipops' being doled out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "fool" the people of Assam.
Modi is slated to address two rallies in opposite parts of the state - Siliguri in north Bengal and in Kolkata, BJP sources said.
TMC sources said, she will be addressing at least two rallies in each of the 42 constituencies of the state.
Releasing the party's manifesto, Banerjee said the 100 days' work scheme would be increased to 200 days and the wages would also be doubled under it.
The BJP had often questioned her religion and accused her of following the politics of appeasement.
Mockingly advising the BJP to deploy one para-military personnel behind every voter, she said even then the TMC will emerge victorious in all the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state.
The Trinamool Congress supremo said the electoral battle will be between a "united India and some isolated people", as she mounted a scalding assault on the BJP and the prime minister.
She also attacked the BJP and the Modi government, claiming she had information that 'VVIPs' were using helicopters and chartered flights to transport money to bribe voters.
Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal will begin on April 11 and polling would be held over seven phases through May 19, the Election Commission announced on Sunday.
The statement comes hours after Banerjee, upset with Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury's attack on her over the Saradha chit fund case in the Lok Sabha, registered her displeasure with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in Parliament.
The ruling TMC alleged that it was a planned attack by the BJP, while the saffron party claimed that it was the result of the ruling party's infighting
"Why is Mamata Banerjee scared? She called herself a fighter, who fought against the Left rule in the state. So why she is scared in fighting the BJP," Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said at a press conference.
Right now analysts give the BJP no more than eight seats and the BJP’s desire to hold rath yatras across the state is seen as a straightforward device to stir up communal feelings.
The new faces Tapas Roy, Sujit Bose, Ratna Ghosh(Kar) and Nirmal Majhi were sworn in as ministers of state by Governor K N Tripathi at the Raj Bhavan in the presence of Banerjee and her cabinet colleagues.
Reacting to the Shah's claims, Trinamool's Derek O' Brien said that the BJP chief and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were involved in only "big talk".
The new names to be inducted into the state cabinet were shortlisted Tuesday and sent to the governor on Wednesday, the state secretariat sources said.