Patna, Sep 19: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will kick off his party’s Bihar Assembly Elections 2015 campaign on Saturday. Rahul Gandhi will address a rally at Ram Nagar in West Champaran district where leaders of Grand Alliance will also be present. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Grand Alliance’s CM candidate will not be present at the rally  as he would be busy with ticket distribution. RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav won’t attend the rally too.

Bihar Congress President Ashok Choudhary told PTI that they have received a communication that like RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is occupied with seat allotment and selection of candidates and hence would not be able to it make to the Ramnagar programme. He, however, said too much of political meaning should not be read into it. JD(U) General Secretary K C Tyagi told PTI, “Party has authorised me to participate in the rally of Rahul Gandhi”. (ALSO READ: Narendra Modi cannot go against RSS: Rahul gandhi)


RJD President Lalu Prasad has already announced that he would not be able to go to Ramnagar and instead he would send his son Tejaswi Yadav. Lalu has not been on best of terms with Rahul ever since the Congress vice president vetoed a UPA government’s ordinance to protect convicted lawmakers from disqualification in September 2013 which, according to the Opposition, was brought to help the RJD president, who was convicted in the fodder scam.