Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address three election rallies in Sasaram, Gaya and Bhagalpur on Friday, beginning his campaign for Bihar Assembly Election 2020, the primary section of which is scheduled to be held on October 28. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will be part of PM Modi on the rallies in Dehri and Bhagalpur.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will address two rallies on Friday — at Hisua in Nawada and Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur. Tejashwi Yadav, the chief ministerial face of the Mahagathbandhan, will be part of Rahul Gandhi at Hisua, and in Kahalgaon, he can be accompanied by Shaktisinh Gohil and different senior occasion leaders.
The prime minister will address total 12 rallies within the state. On October 28, he can be in Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur and Patna. On November 3, PM Modi will maintain rallies in Chhapra, East Champaran and Samastipur together with West Champaran, Saharsa and Araria.
“Tomorrow I will get an opportunity to be with my brothers and sisters from Bihar. I will address rallies in Sasaram, Gaya and Bhagalpur. During this time, I will put the development agenda of the NDA in front of the people and ask for blessings for their alliance,” PM Modi tweeted.
Strict security measures are being taken on the rally venues because the upcoming election has come below the cloud of Covid-19 with 4 politicians testing positive. Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, former Union ministers Shahnawaz Hussain and Rajiv Pratap Rudy, and senior Congress chief and four-time Muzaffarpur MLA Vijendra Chaudhary declare they examined positive for Covid-19.
On Thursday, the Bharatiya Janata Party launched its election manifesto for Bihar people promising free Covid-19 vaccine for all people, one time authorised, and 19 lakh jobs amongst others. The manifesto has triggered a ‘vaccine for vote’ debate. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi slammed the occasion and tweeted, “GOI just announced India’s Covid access strategy. Kindly refer to the state-wise election schedule to know when will you get it, along with a hoard of false promises.”
Soon after the BJP declare free vaccine for Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh too walked the similar path and promised free vaccine.
The BJP and the Janata Dal (United) have agreed to 121-122 seat-sharing method for the 243-member meeting in Bihar which can be held in three phases – October 28, November 3, and seven and the counting of votes will happen on November 10.