Amidst the Corona crisis, the Bihar assembly elections are gaining momentum. All the parties have started campaigning. The Congress has included famous leader-actor like ‘Shotgun’ Shatrughan Sinha and Raj Babbar along with Gandhi family in their list of 30 star campaigners for the assembly elections.
In its release sent to the Election Commission of India (ECI), the party has also included disgruntled leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sachin Pilot and Sanjay Nirupam in the team of star campaigners for the three-phase elections. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is also included in this list.
Interestingly, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has also found a place in the list of star campaigners, but his opponent Navjot Singh Sidhu has not been included. Chief Ministers of 3 states are also included in the list.
India Today has also learned that the election campaign for the star campaigners is being finalized and not yet agreed with 10 Janpath, but sources have indicated that Congress President Sonia Gandhi is due to fear of Corona During election campaign, you will refrain from addressing any physical rally.
However, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi is expected to address at least six rallies with two public meetings at each stage during his campaigning. A senior party leader said, ‘A rally will be held in every phase in a joint manner with the allies of the grand alliance.’
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi is also expected to address at least one public meeting in each of the three-phase election campaign.