PM Modi in Bihar Today, to Address Four Rallies
With only 48 hours left before the first phase of the Bihar elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will sound the poll bugle on Thursday by addressing four election rallies in the state.
He will campaign through the day in Munger, Samastipur, Navada and Begusarai. He is also likely to stay back and hold a strategy meet overnight. On Friday, the Prime Minister will address a few more rallies in the state before the first phase of polling.
Modi has promised the BJP’s top leadership as much of his time as required for the Bihar Assembly polls, even offering to stay overnight in Patna on Thursday to hold a crucial meeting of the party’s core group, reports The Hindu.
The Prime Minister has okayed the overnight stay, but local security and other issues are still to be cleared, and a final call is yet to be taken.
— Govt source to The Hindu
The Prime Minister had on October 2 promised party president Amit Shah all possible effort for the Bihar polls, including a pep talk to the core group of Shah, Union Ministers Ananth Kumar and Dharmendra Pradhan and party general secretary Bhupendra Yadav. In none of the four states – Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir – where Modi campaigned between 2014 and 2015, has he stayed overnight.
In the meeting with Shah, Modi said he was willing to address at least six-eight rallies before every phase of polls, taking his tally of rallies in the five-phase polls to an astounding 30-40.
Read The Quint’s full coverage of Bihar Polls 2015 here.