Amit Shah to hold roadshow in Patna on Saturday



BJP President Amit Shah is to hold a roadshow here on Saturday, a day ahead of the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls, a party leader said on Friday.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief's May 11 roadshow assumes significance as two of the party's big names are contesting from Pataliputra and Patna Sahib constituencies in Patna. 

BJP spokesperson Nikhil Anand said Shah would hold the roadshow in Patna Sahib to seek support for Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

The party has fielded another Union Minister, Ram Kirpal Yadav, from Pataliputra. The contest in both seats -- which will vote on May 19 -- is seen as a prestige battle for the party. 

Congress leaders on Friday said party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi is expected to hold a roadshow in the Bihar capital next week.

Gandhi will appeal to the people to support her party candidate Shatrughan Sinha, who switched over to the Congress from the BJP, and is contesting from the Patna Sahib. 

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad's elder daughter Misa Bharti is the party candidate from Pataliputra. She had contested unsuccessfully last time. 

To date, Priyanka Gandhi has not visited Bihar to campaign in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls.