Party workers have been asked to exhort people to turn up in good numbers at the locations of the projectors to watch Shah speak, but maintain social distancing norms.
This will be the first of the several “virtual rallies” the BJP has planned for its Bihar Assembly poll
campaign. The polls are scheduled for October.
In the last few years, the BJP has experimented with technology during its election campaigning. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the party used Narendra Modi’s cutouts, with holographic effects, to reach out to more people.
On Thursday, at their first ‘virtual summit’, Australian PM Scott Morrison described Modi as a 'pioneer of technology in India', and brought up the use of technology in Modi’s 2014 campaign. “You were the one who started using holograms while campaigning many years ago,” Morrison told Modi.
Meanwhile, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
is on a spree to lay foundation stones of and inaugurate public projects.
Kumar, whose Janata Dal (United)
is an ally of the BJP in Bihar, inaugurated a 100-bed paediatric intensive care unit in Muzaffarpur
on Saturday. He laid foundation stones of projects worth Rs 542.10 crore and inaugurated projects worth Rs 88.38 crore via videoconferencing on Saturday, a Bihar government press statement said.