Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch his Lok Sabha election campaign for the state of Bihar on Tuesday in a mega-rally for Jamui and Gaya seats. Both the seats will go to polls in the first phase on April 11. These rallies would be a finale of the Prime Ministers' whooping 'six day-15 rallies' blitzkrieg campaigning for the polls.
The Maoists have called for a bandh on the occasion of the campaign, but the SSP of the region has ensured that the area will be sanitised and that adequate security will be provided for the event.
According to a release issued by the BJP state headquarters, the Prime Minister will be addressing a rally in the afternoon at Jamui where he will be joined by the party's national general secretary in-charge for the state Bhupendra Yadav and state president Nityanand Rai.
This would be followed by another rally at Gaya in the evening where the Prime Minister will share the stage with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan and Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi among others.
Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, state’s agriculture minister and Gaya MLA Prem Kumar, Bihar legislative council’s former chairman Awadesh Narayan Singh and BJP’s state general secretary Rajendra Singh will be present in the mega-rally.
Incidentally, neither of the two Lok Sabha segments is being contested by the BJP. PM Modi will be campaigning for LJP's Chirag Paswan and JD(U) candidate Vijay Kumar Manjhi for Jamui and Gaya respectively.
The BJP tweeted the schedule of PM Modi's mega-rally:
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PM Modi will reach Jamui at around 2 pm and address an election rally near Nariyana bridge under Khaira block in favour of the NDA candidate Chirag Paswan who is son of the Union minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan. Chirag is seeking re-election from Jamui. The mahagathbandhan has fielded RLSP’s Bhudeo Choudhary against Paswan.
From Jamui, Modi will return Gaya airport to reach the rally venue at Gaya’s Gandhi Maidan. He will campaign for JD(U) candidate Vijay Kumar Manjhi against whom former Bihar CM and grand alliance candidate Jitan Ram Manjhi is fighting the polls.