New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold rallies in Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur and Patna as Bihar goes to polls in 71 seats in the first phase of Bihar assembly election 2020 on Wednesday (October 28).

The campaign in the high-voltage state assembly poll will be his second electoral visit to Bihar. He had plunged into campaigning for the three-phased state assembly elections on October 23 and addressed a series of rallies.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, PM made the announcement saying that he will hold the rallies in Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur and Patna. Urging the mass to join all the rallies, he stated that it will be an opportunity to communicate directly with the people.

PM Modi will address the meetings to garner support for the NDA nominees in constituencies that will go to the polls in the second phase on November 3.

Among the major political parties, chief minister Nitish Kumar's JD(U) is contesting in 35 of the 71 seats, followed by its ally BJP (29), while the opposition RJD has fielded its candidates in 42 and its coalition partner Congress is in the fray in 20 assembly segments.

With the rallies taking place at a time when COVID-19 is raging in Bihar, elaborate arrangements have been made keeping in mind the regulations for the deadly virus. A report from Darbhanga said that senior officials of the Special Protection Group (SPG), who provide security to the Prime Minister, held meeting with Darbhanga district magistrate SM Thyagrajan to ensure COVID guidelines are followed at the rally venue, according to news agency PTI.