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Modi to address five public meetings in Bihar on October 8,9

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to address five public meetings in the poll-bound state on October 8 and 9 after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi kicks off his first election campaign with three rallies on Wednesday.

patna Updated: Oct 06, 2015 18:36 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to address five public meetings in the poll-bound state on October 8 and 9
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to address five public meetings in the poll-bound state on October 8 and 9(Reuters photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to address five public meetings in the poll-bound state on October 8 and 9 after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi kicks off his first election campaign with three rallies on Wednesday.

Signalling the start of the critical stage of the five-phase assembly elections, polling for which would begin from October 12, the PM is all set to return to the state to lead the charge with four back-to-back rallies in Munger, Begusarai, Samastipur and Nawada districts on Thursday.

According to union minister Narendra Singh Tomar, the PM will be back in the state to address a public meeting in Sasaram on Friday.

Sources in the BJP said the demand for more rallies of the PM was pouring in from majority of the constituencies and Modi is likely to oblige with 7-8 rallies in each of the five phases.

Rahul Gandhi, who was being critcised for his absence from the crucial assembly elections, will be addressing three rallies on Wednesday in support of the Mahagatbandhan (Grand Alliance) that also includes the Janata Dal (United) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

He will be addressing the rallies at Bachwara in Begusarai, Barbigha in Sheikhpura and Chenari in Rohtas districts of the state.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will be revisiting the state to hold two rallies at Buxar and Hajipur on October 17.