However, their rallies are separated by about three hours. Nitish would hold a rally at Nadriganj, about 25 km from district headquarters at 11:30 am while Modi's meeting is scheduled to be held at 2:30 pm in Nawada town. The two meeting points are separated by about 25 km.
    
Though their hostility towards each other is no secret, both leaders have had no face-to-face interaction since the split in NDA on June 16 last year.
    
While Modi is coming to Nawada to drum up support for close supporter and former Bihar minister Giriraj Singh, Kumar would canvass for JD (U) candidate Kaushal Yadav.
    
Besides, both leaders have not missed any opportunity to take a dig at each other. Modi in his previous rallies in the state has launched blistering attack on his Bihar counterpart ridiculing his claim of development and also accused him of ‘betrayal’.
    
Nitish Kumar has also given strong retort to the BJP’s PM candidate slamming his Gujarat model of development by reeling out negative statistics. He has also pooh-poohed his knowledge of history and geography by picking holes in his speeches.
    
Meanwhile, with two big politicians set to be present in the town on Wednesday, Nawada Police has been put on maximum alert.
    
The police said that high alert has been declared in the district. All vehicles entering and going out of Nawada are meticulously searched for any suspected items.
    
A close watch is being kept at railway stations by properly frisking all passengers, the sources said.

(Agencies)

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