Amit Shah begins Bihar  tour for final poll push

Social media experts from Delhi will also camp with the BJP chief in the Bihar capital

Patna : BJP president Amit Shah with over a dozen union ministers arrived here on Tuesday morning in a chartered plane to lead the party’s election campaign and control damages caused by the allegations of the party leaders on sale of party symbols to candidates.

Immediately after his arrival, Shah was joined by a dozen social media experts who too came from the national capital to counter the media campaign of dissident BJP leaders, Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad who too have become active on social media.

Union ministers J P Nadda, Dharmendra Pradhan, Ananth Kumar, Manoj Sinha, all from outside the state, Ravishankar Prasad, Radhamohan Singh, Ramkripal Yadav, Rajeev Pratap Rudy held discussions with state leaders on their feedback from the different constituencies. RSS leaders in the BJP Ramlal, Saudan Singh and Nagendraji also held discussions with the BJP president on the impact of allegations of cash for tickets made in different constituencies.

Meanwhile, Bhabhua police station registered an FIR (553/15) under different sections of IPC and Representation of People’s act against Sushil Modi for his speech at Bhabhua in support of BJP candidate Anand Bhushan Pandey on Monday.

Modi had announced BJP would give laptops to brilliant students, free colour TV sets to the mahadalit and dalit families, free sarees and dhotis to the poor after he came to power.

Modi who talked to the district magistrate of Bhabhua later defended his promises and said the DM had no knowledge of law.”Who cares for the FIR. I will continue to make promises as they are part of our party’s election campaign, ‘Sushil Modi  said.  BJP is expected to release its manifesto on Thursday, a day before Narendra Modi comes to address an election meeting at Banka in the first leg of the campaign on october 2.

An FIR was launched against Lalu Prasad too at Raghopur police station, Vaishali district on Tuesday by the returning officer. Yadav has been charged with inciting communal and caste hatred in election meeting in favour of his son Tejashwi Yadav who is contesting the election from Raghopur.

The CEC Nasim Zaidi who was here on Monday had directed the chief electoral officer of Bihar to take action against Lalu for his hate speech.

Meanwhile 8 more union ministers, including Kalraj Mishra, Niranjan Jyoti and Santosh Gangwar to boost the BJP campaign in the state.

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