With Shatrughan Sinha, Tejashwi Yadav by his side, Rahul Gandhi holds mega roadshow in Patna
Updated On : 16 May 2019,09:14 PM
With the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections just three days away, political heavyweights from across party lines have further intensified their campaigning across the country. Amid this high-voltage political campaigning, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, accompanied by party candidate Shatrughan Sinha and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, took out a roadshow in Bihar's capital city Patna on Thursday. Gandhi's helicopter landed at the Moin-ul-Haq Stadium in Rajendra Nagar area from where he moved in a procession, perched atop an open roof vehicle with Sinha, Yadav and other leaders by his side. Slogans calling Rahul Gandhi the next prime minister reverberated as the roadshow moved at a snail pace towards Kadam Kuan. As the rally concluded, Yadav raised anti-Modi slogans, saying "23 May Bhajpaa gayee" (BJP will be gone on May 23). He also took potshots at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar while chanting "paltu chacha bhagao Bihar bachao" (save Bihar by driving away uncle turncoat) slogans against him. Sinha, the 72-year-old actor-turned-politician, is locked in an intense contest with Union minister and BJP candidate Ravishankar Prasad at Patna Sahib seat, that will witness polling in the last phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 19.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi garlands a bust of Hindi author Munshi Premchand during a roadshow for the final phase of Lok Sabha polls in Patna on Thursday, May 16.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi with party's Patna Sahib candidate Shatrughan Sinha waves at supporters during an election roadshow for the final phase of Lok Sabha polls in Patna.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi with party's Patna Sahib candidate Shatrughan Sinha and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav waves at supporters during a roadshow for the final phase of Lok Sabha polls in Patna on Thursday.
Earlier in the day, the Gandhi scion addressed an election campaign at Bikram in Pataliputra Lok Sabha constituency in support of Lalu Prasad Yadav's eldest daughter Misa Bharti. RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav was also present at the rally.
The Congress chief interacted with Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap during his Pataliputra rally for the last phase of Lok Sabha elections on May 19.