Patna: Congress candidate from Patna Saheb Shatrughan Sinha on Wednesday took out a road show in the run up of the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections to be held on May 19 in which he is pitted against his former party leader and Rajya Sabha member Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Riding on a pickup truck with Madan Mohan Jha and other Congress leaders, Sinha's motorcade weaved through the main streets like Dak Bungalow Road and the narrow lanes on the southern and eastern sides of the city as the candidate himself waved at his fans and non-fans alike while urging them to vote for him and make him victorious against Prasad by a large margin.
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah who is camping in Bihar for the last few days and is stumping for both BJP and Janata Dal - U candidates, announced his decision to hold a road-show of his own in areas that Shatrughan Sinha has proudly treated as his own personal playground.
Shah will take out his road-show this Saturday, May the 11th, starting from the Durga Temple in Kadam Kuan near Apsara Hotel and will pass through Sahitya Sammelan, not even a quarter mile from Sinha's ancestral home, then Thakurbari Road and Bakerganj before culminating near old Apna Bazaar near Gandhi Maidan where the VJP national president would seek support of Patna voters on May 19.
As reported, Sinha, a lifelong BJP member-turned-fierce critic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, quit the party a few weeks ago and joined the Congress Party that promptly obliged him by giving him a ticket from Patna Saheb, Sinha's seat for the last two Lok Sabha elections.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS