Congress president Rahul Gandhi with Shatrughan Sinha.(PTI file photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi with Shatrughan Sinha.(PTI file photo)

Gandhis, Shatrughan Sinha among Cong’s star campaigners for phase 1 Bihar polls

Elections to the 243-seat Bihar assembly will be conducted in three phases on October 28, November 3, and November 7.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 10:01 PM IST

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former chief Rahul Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha and Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Aingh are among the 30 star campaigners who will lead the party’s electoral campaign for the first phase of Bihar assembly election on October 28, according to a document shared by news agency ANI.

Former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh, senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and state party leader Sachin Pilot are also among the top picks.

The list shared by ANI shows senior party leaders set to campaign in the poll-bound state include national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, Chhattisgarh chief minister Bupesh Baghel, Kirti Azad, Tariq Anwar, Sanjay Nirupam and Raj Babbar.

Among others who will take part in the Bihar poll campaigns include Meira Kumar, Shaktisinh Gohil, Madan Mohan Jha, Sadanand Singh, Shakeel Ahmed, Nikhil Kumar, Pramod Tiwari, Mohammad Jawed, Akhilesh Prasad Singh, Udit Raj, Imran Pratapgarhi, Prem Chand Mishra, Anil Sharma, Ajay Kapoor and Virender Singh Rathore.

Meanwhile, a poll meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union minister Amit Shah, is underway in Delhi to chalk out the strategy and discuss candidates for the upcoming polls in the eastern state.

Elections to the 243-seat Bihar assembly will be conducted in three phases on October 28, November 3, and November 7. The results of the first poll exercise during the prevailing coronavirus pandemic will be declared on November 10.

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