Bihar Assembly Elections 2015

Team Rahul takes charge of Bihar rally

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.  

After JD(U) leader and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad pulled out of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s first rally in Bihar for the Assembly elections, Team Rahul has swung into action to make the meeting here on Saturday a success.

Congress sources said Team Rahul members Paresh Dhanani, an AICC secretary in charge of Bihar; K. Raju, AICC SC wing leader; Manoj Chauhan; Lal Chand Kataria; K.L. Sharma; and C.P. Joshi are working hard, along with PCC chief Ashok Chaudhury and Chandan Yadav.

Those who hope for nomination — like Dalit leader and former MP Purnamasi Ram, Vinay Verma and Vishwa Mohan Sharma — are also throwing their political might and resources into the preparations. “West Champaran has traditionally been a Congress bastion, and with Rahul Gandhi’s rally, the Congressmen are feeling rejuvenated,” Mr. Verma said.

Under the seat-sharing arrangement with the JD(U) and the RJD, the Congress has got 40 seats.


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