The rallies will be held at Bhagalpur, Bhabhua, Nalanda and Muzaffar to mobilize support for uplift of Kurmis and their reservation under OBC category, Katiyar, who is the secretary of Patel Nav Nirman Sena told reporters here.

The dates for the rallies in Bihar would be finalised soon and would among the 20 to be held in 12 states by Patel. "Our movement is strictly social in nature ... We are not going to back or oppose anybody in Bihar assembly polls," Katiyar added.

Earlier, Patel had reached out to the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who himself belongs to Kurmi community and had backed the ongoing movement by Patel and Patidar Samaj for reservation.

Bihar will witness five-phased elections between October 12 and November 5. Counting of votes will take place on November 8.

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