NEW DELHI: Bihar CM
and JD (U) chief Nitish Kumar may have been wary of unabashed Hindutva but many of his party candidates are looking at UP CM Yogi Adityanath
’s appeal among the voters.
Adityanath on Wednesday addressed a rally in Paliganj in support of JD(U) candidate Jaivardhan Yadav, pitted in a triangular contest with BJP rebel Usha Vidyarthy entering the fray as LJP candidate while Mahagathbandhan’s nominee is CPI(M-L)’s Sandeep Sourav.
Most of the BJP star campaigners are being roped in to address rallies in constituencies where party rebels are contesting as LJP nominees. More than 50 BJP-JD(U) rebels are in the fray on the LJP symbol and Adityanath is one of the most desired campaigners. “Adityanath’s rallies are witnessing a good response, which makes him popular among candidates,” said a senior functionary. From Tuesday, Yogi is scheduled to address 18 rallies in six days before the first phase .