New Delhi :
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick start NDA’s election campaign in Bihar from the historic Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Sunday. During his rally in Patna, Modi will share the stage with Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U president Nitish Kumar for the first time since May 2009. This will also be the first joint rally of the NDA after more than years 13 years.
Besides Modi, the ruling coalition’s Sankalp rally at Gandhi Maidan will be addressed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Union minister Ramvilas Paswan. The three tall leaders of the NDA would blow the bugle for the upcoming LoK Sabha polls in the politically important Bihar having a total of 40 Parliamentary seats.
Bhupendra Yadav, BJP’s Bihar in-charge, claimed that PM Modi’s rally would be the biggest so far at the historic Gandhi Maidan in terms of presence of people. Workers and leaders of all the three NDA constituents-BJP, JD(U) and LJP- have been working hard to make the rally a grand success, Yadav said.
Asked whether PM is expected to announce some gifts for Bihar at the rally, Yadav said that the prime minister recently participated in a big public meeting at Barauni (in Begusarai) where he announced several schemes and projects.
Later in the day, the prime minister will visit Congress president Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. During his visit, Modi will unveil several development projects worth Rs 11,000 crore for Amethi and the region, including a manufacturing facility for Kalashnikov rifles.