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Shah holds roadshow in Patna

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

national Saturday held a roadshow in the capital, a party stronghold which is witnessing a clash of titans with Union Minister locked in virtually a straight contest with Shatrughan Sinha, who seeks to retain the Sahib seat on a ticket.

The roadshow commenced from the Kadamuan locality of the city, a stones throw from the ancestral house of Sinha, who quit the last month, at about 6.30 p m.

Perched atop an open vehicle with a saffron 'angavastram' around his neck, Shah was flanked by Prasad besides other senior leaders like Deputy Chief Minister and waved at crowds which greeted him with chants of Bharat Mata ki jai and raised slogans in favor of

State BJP stood behind Shah carrying a mike which he used to perk up the party workers marching on foot in the sweltering heat with slogans of Main bhi chowkidar.

Flower petals were showered and garlands were thrown at the vehicle from all sides as the leaders responded with a wave and greeted the people with folded hands.

People stood on both sides of the road, many of them carrying flags with the partys symbol the lotus - as the procession moved at snail speed criss-crossing narrow streets and covering a distance of about two kilometres towards its final point near the historic Gandhi Maidan.

Earlier, Sinha had spoken to a couple of channels expressing displeasure over quoting BJP sources that the starting point was chosen to show the actor-turned- his place.

I am the Bihari Babu. The son of the soil. How much the people of love me is evident from the fact that in the 2014 elections I won with the highest margin for any seat in Their talks of showing me my aukaat and haisiyat (worth) will boomerang on them. The people will give them (BJP) a befitting reply on polling day, Sinha said.

Sahib goes to the polls on May 19 in the seventh and final phase of elections.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, May 11 2019. 20:46 IST
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