Shah holds roadshow in Patna, Priyanka to follow

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah here on Saturday held a roadshow, a day ahead of voting in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha polls.

The roadshow was aimed at strengthening the party’s prospects in the two prestigious seats — Patna Sahib and Patliputra — going to the polls in the seventh and last phase of voting next week.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is the party candidate from Patna Sahib and Union Minister Ram Kirpal Yadav from Patliputra,, part of the Bihar capital.

Hundreds of people, including party leaders, workers, supporters and sympathisers, stood along the 2-km stretch from Kadam Kuan to Udhog Bhawan near Gandhi Maidan. The cavalcade passed through congested and narrow roads with loud slogans, like “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and “Jai Shri Ram”.

Shah was accompanied by Prasad, Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and Union Minister Giriraj Singh who anchored the roadshow in his own style.

Congress leaders on Friday said party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra could hold a roadshow in the Bihar capital next week in support of film star-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, the sitting Patna Sahib MP, who switched over to the Congress from the BJP on being deined ticket.

Priyanka Gandhi is yet to visit Bihar to campaign in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad’s elder daughter Misa Bharti is the party candidate from Patliputra, which she lost to Ram Kirpal Yadav last time.


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