Mamata Banerjee arrived in Goa on Thursday evening on her maiden visit to the poll-bound state, a tour being seen as an attempt by her to gauge the political mood in the BJP-ruled state ahead of the polls.
Banerjee, who is on a three-day tour of the coastal state, arrived at the Dabolim airport around 5.30 pm where she was received by TMC MP Derek O’Brien and local leaders.
On Friday evening, she will interact with community representatives, a senior TMC leader said.
On October 30, Banerjee is scheduled to hold a press conference followed by a visit to Basilica of Bom Jesus at Old Goa and Bodgeshwar Temple at Mapusa.
As per her schedule, she will interact with vegetable and flower vendors at a market in Mapusa, 9 km from the state capital, on Saturday.
The Trinamool Congress, after its stunning victory in the West Bengal assembly elections earlier this year, is trying to increase its footprint nationally and has made inroads in BJP-ruled Goa and Tripura.