The former state minister, who had won the seat twice on a TMC ticket, is campaigning on his track record of getting development work done over the last five years.
Banerjee, 51, who switched over to the saffron camp in January, is vying for a third term from the Domjur constituency, where he has won twice as a TMC candidate since 2011.
Several agitators, holding posters that referred to Banerjee as a "traitor", also blocked his way and raised slogans against him, prompting the police to mildly lathicharge them, the sources said.
While Union minister and Asansol MP Babul Supriyo will contest from Tollygunge in Kolkata, Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta will enter the fray from Tarakeshwar.
Trinamool Congress spreading fire of regionalism for political gains in Bengal: BJP's Rajib Banerjee
The former TMC MLA alleged that party supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been fighting the central government for political compulsions.
Banerjee alleged that the TMC government's opposition towards the Centre has cost the people of the state job opportunities.
Banerjee and MLAs Prabir Ghosal and Baishali Dalmiya, who was expelled from the TMC a few days ago, former Howrah Mayor Rathin Chakraborty and actor Rudranil Ghosh flew to Delhi.
Former minister Rajib Banerjee, a few party MLAs reach by a special flight on Saturday, meet Amit Shah.
Banerjee and MLAs Prabir Ghosal and Baishali Dalmiya, who was recently expelled from the TMC, and former Howrah Mayor Rathin Chakraborty, will be flying to the national capital on a special plane.
At least two MPs, four MLAs, including a former TMC minister, along with 20 other party functionaries are said to be all set to join the BJP.
Banerjee, who represented the Domjur assembly seat, met Speaker Biman Banerjee at the state Assembly and submitted his resignation letter.
Banerjee had earlier aired his grievances over loyal and hard-working leaders and workers allegedly not being given due respect in the party.
Banerjee said that he was 'deeply hurt' by the personal attacks aimed at him for airing grievances against a section of party leaders.
The Domjur MLA had been airing his grievances against a section of ruling party leaders over the past few weeks.
The video which went viral on social media on Sunday surfaced days after he met TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee.