Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee president Ashok Chaudhary told reporters that Gandhi would visit Bihar on October three to canvass for Congress candidates in the fray in the first phase of the assembly polls on October 12.

The final schedule of the Congress president's Bihar visit will be decided in a day or two, he said. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and other senior party leaders will also campaign for party candidates in all five phases of the assembly polls, Chaudhary said. As per seat sharing, JD(U) and RJD are contesting for 101 seats each while Congress on 41 seats.

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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