Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will share stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a grand rally for launch of the NDA campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in Bihar .
PM Modi and Nitish Kumar have shared stage at various government functions, but this will be the first time they will come together in a political arena.
The announcement by the Chief Minister at a party meeting on Sunday came in the backdrop of a strong opposition challenge led by Tejashwi Yadav for the state’s 40 Lok Sabha seats. Over 20 parties, large and small, have so far joined the opposition camp.
The mega rally of the BJP, Mr Kumar’s Janata Dal United and Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janashakti Party will be held in Patna. The date is yet to be decided, but BJP sources said it could be either February 24 or March 3.