New Delhi: The political temperature in Bihar is set to soar substantially as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi will hit the campaign trail for the forthcoming state Assembly elections. While PM Modi will address three rallies – at Dehri-on Sone (Rohtas district), Gaya, and Bhagalpur — for the ruling NDA coalition, Rahul will be seeking votes for Mahagathbandhan’s candidates in Nawada’s Hisua, and Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur. Also Read - Delhi Chalo: Are Autos, Taxis Going Off Roads In National Capital? Autorickshaw Union Clears Doubts
If reports are to be believed, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will join Modi at the rallies in Dehri and Bhagalpur. In Gaya, JD(U) leader in the Lok Sabha Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan will share the dais with Modi along with the former chief minister and president of Hindustani Awam Morcha Jitan Ram Manjhi. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Voting Underway In 2nd Phase of DDC Polls Amid Tight Security
On the other hand, Tejashwi Yadav, the chief ministerial face of the Mahagathbandhan, will join the former Congress president at Hisua. Shaktisinh Gohil, the grand old party’s Bihar in-charge will be seen sharing the dais with Gandhi at Kahalgaon. Also Read - GHMC Elections 2020 LIVE: 3.10% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 9 AM; Polling Underway
As per the reports, Special Protection Group (SPG) has taken charge of the Gandhi Maidan, the venue of Modi’s rally. Chairs have been arranged for nearly 15,000 people at an adequate distance from each other. Nobody will be allowed inside the rally ground without masks.
While the PM and a handful of NDA leaders will be on the dais, a separate platform has been set up near it for the candidates, reports claimed.
Besides, adequate preventive measures have also been taken at the Interschool ground in Hisua, where Rahul is expected to address his rally.
The three-phase elections in Bihar will be held from October 28 to November 7. The results will be declared on November 10. The term of the Assembly in Bihar is due to expire on November 29. Bihar Assembly has a strength of 243 members, of whom 38 seats are reserved for SCs and two for STs