Bihar Assembly polls: PM Modi to address 12 rallies; CM Yogi to start campaign from today

Prime Minister is scheduled to address 12 rallies in the Bihar elections meanwhile Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is scheduled to address 18 rallies in Bihar from Tuesday, October 20.

Yogi Adityanath will be addressing, on an average, three rallies in a day.

“There is a great demand for the Chief Minister in Bihar, particularly in constituencies along the Uttar Pradesh-Bihar border. The Gorakhnath Peeth is held in high esteem and Yogi Adityanath is a much-revered saint too,” said a BJP functionary.

He will campaign in the Ramgarh, Arwal and Karakat constituencies on Tuesday and on Wednesday, he will address rallies in Jamui, Tarari and Paliaganj, according to party sources

Of these six seats, Tarari was won by CPI(ML) and Arwal, Karakat, Jamui and Paliganj were held by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

The lone BJP seat where the Chief Minister will be campaigning in the first phase is Ramgarh.

Prime Minister is scheduled to address 12 rallies in the Bihar elections and the party has named 30 star campaigners for the Assembly elections in Bihar.

However, in an effort to reach out to the maximum possible people amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, BJP will telecast PM Modi’s election rallies digitally in Bihar.

Devendra Fadnavis, former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Bihar Assembly election in-charge leading a strategy meet in Bodh Gaya on Sunday, said that PM Modi’s rally will be telecast through a digital medium in the view of COVID-19 pandemic.

“We will hold meetings in every five villages of a constituency through LEDs parallelly. This way we will hold 100 meetings at a time. This will be our effort towards ensuring social distancing in view of COVID-19,” Fadnavis said.

The Prime Minister will hold 12 election rallies in Bihar for NDA (National Democratic Alliance) candidates.

On October 23, he will hold rallies in Sasaram, Gaya and Bhagalpur.

On October 28, PM Modi will hold rallies in Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur and Patna.

On November 3, he will hold rallies in Chhapra, East Champaran and Samastipur along with West Champaran, Saharsa and Araria.

The BJP and the JDU have agreed to contest on 121-122 seats respectively in the 243-member assembly in Bihar which will be held in three phases–October 28, November 3, and 7 and the counting of votes will take place on November 10.

(With agency inputs)

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