Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Bihar today; Lalu, Nitish likely to be absent

Congree vice president Rahul Gandhi will kick off his party's poll campaign at Ram Nagar in West Champaran district on Saturday where leaders of 'Grand Alliance' will also be present.

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2015, 07:22 AM IST
Rahul Gandhi to address rally in Bihar today; Lalu, Nitish likely to be absent

Patna: Congree vice president Rahul Gandhi will kick off his party's poll campaign at Ram Nagar in West Champaran district on Saturday where leaders of 'Grand Alliance' will also be present.

The party believes with RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressing the rally with the theme of "Samata and Samrasata" (equity and harmony), the anti-BJP alliance will be able drive home the message of social justice with greater force.

Congress plans to make the proposed rally at Ram Nagar in West Champaran district a "mega" affair after the alliance's Swabhiman rally in Patna on August 30 which was attended by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Lalu Yadav and Nitish.

However, according to reports, Lalu and Nitish are likely to give the rally a miss.

It was earlier reported that Lalu he would not be able to go to Ramnagar and instead he would send his son Tejaswi Yadav.

Bihar Congress President Ashok Choudhary had yesterday told PTI that they have received a communication that like RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is occupied with seat allotment and selection of candidates and hence would not be able to it make to the Ramnagar programme.

He, however, said too much of political meaning should not be read into it.

(With PTI Inputs)