New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address four rallies in poll-bound Bihar today. He will kick start his election tour with a rally in Chapra, the political bastion of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad.
After Chapra, he will go to Samastipur to address a public meeting in Housing Board ground followed by another rally at Gandhi maidan in Motihari and ending the campaign trail with a rally in Bagaha.
As per the JD(U) sources in Patna, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will accompany Modi in Samastipur and Bagaha meetings.
Campaigning for the second phase ends today evening
Campaigning for the second phase will end today evening and it will decide the political future of Lalu Yadav’s RJD and his sons including heir apparent Tejashwi Yadav and elder son Tej Pratap.
In the third phase voting on November 3, Raghopur, the assembly constituency of opposition Grand Alliance chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav and Hasanpur in Samastipur from where his elder brother Tej Pratap Yadav will go to vote.
In the previous campaign in Bihar, the PM attacked Tejashwi calling him “Jungle Raj ke Yuvraj“. He also talked about Ayodhya and Jammu & Kashmir.
At the Chapra poll meeting, NDA candidates of 25 constituencies of Saran, Siwan and Gopalganj districts will be present on a separate dais erected near the one of the PM, reported PTI.
No entry without face mask
Additional District Magistrate of Saran has said that COVID protocols would be followed strictly at the PM’s rally.
A total of 25,000 chairs have been placed at a safe distance from each other and the administration has issued a directive saying no one would be allowed to enter the venue without a face mask.
The PM had earlier addressed rallies at Dehri, Gaya and Bhagalpur on October 23 and visited the state again on October 28 to attend election meetings in Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur and Patna.