Bihar polls: Narendra Modi to address 12 rallies from 23 Oct; Sasaram, Gaya and Bhagalpur among first stops

Bihar will vote for the 243-member Assembly in three phases — 28 October, 3 November and 7 November. Counting will be held on 10 November

Press Trust of India October 16, 2020 19:49:06 IST
Bihar polls: Narendra Modi to address 12 rallies from 23 Oct; Sasaram, Gaya and Bhagalpur among first stops

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Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address 12 rallies in Bihar where the three-phase Assembly election will begin on 28 October.

Addressing a press conference on Friday, senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis said the prime minister will address the first set of rallies in Sasaram, Gaya and Bhagalpur on 23 October.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and other leaders of the NDA constituent parties will attend the rallies to be addressed by Modi, he said.

On 28 October, Modi will address rallies in Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur and Patna, Fadnavis, the BJP's Bihar election in- charge, said.

The prime minister will address rallies in Chapra, East Champaran and Samastipur on 1 November, he said.

On 3 November, he will speak at public meetings in West Champaran, Saharsa and Forbesganj, the former Maharashtra chief minister said.

Screens will be put up in the nearby grounds and the assembly constituencies, Fadnavis said.

Social distancing norms would be ensured at the rallies with people having to wear face masks, besides arrangement for sanitisers being made, he said.

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was also present in the press conference, attacked the opposition RJD, saying that fear, loot and corruption marked its regime.

Bihar will vote for the 243-member assembly in three phases — 28 October, 3 November and 7 November. Counting will be held on 10 November.

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