Union Home Minister Amit Shah will address rally in Muzaffarpur today

Patna, November 5 (Language) Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah will address a rally in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar on Sunday.

Senior party leaders and Union ministers from Bihar, led by BJP state president Samrat Chaudhary, will welcome the Union Home Minister at Patna’s Jai Prakash Narayan International Airport.

The Home Minister will reach Patna airport on Sunday afternoon from where he will leave in a helicopter for Patahi (rally venue) in Muzaffarpur.

This is Shah’s first visit to Bihar after the report of the caste-based survey conducted by the Nitish Kumar government of Bihar was made public in the state on October 2.

The survey revealed that Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Economically Backward Classes (EBC) population constitute more than 60 per cent of the total population of the state.

According to the survey, the dominant upper caste population was about 10 percent. But BJP has raised questions on the authenticity of this survey.

Through this rally of Shah in Muzaffarpur, BJP is eyeing many nearby Lok Sabha seats including Sitamarhi, Shivhar and Samastipur.

Late socialist leader and former Union Minister George Fernandes had won the Muzaffarpur Lok Sabha seat five times between 1977 and 2004. At present Ajay Nishad of BJP is the MP from Muzaffarpur Lok Sabha seat.

In 2019, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) had won 39 of the 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar, except Kishanganj. Congress had won the Kishanganj seat.

Police officials on Sunday said that multi-layered security arrangements have been made for the visit of the Union Home Minister and drones are also being used for aerial surveillance. Shah will leave for New Delhi on Sunday evening.

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