Campaigning for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha and assembly elections has picked up steam with Congress president Rahul Gandhi holding public meetings in Bihar, Odisha and Maharashtra today. He is expected to address a public meeting at Samastipur College Ground in Bihar and then later in the afternoon he will be part of a public meeting in Balasore, Odisha. In the evening he will address a meet in Sangamner district of Ahmednagar in Maharashtra.
71 constituencies, spread over nine states, will go to polls in the fourth phase on April 29. In Odisha, six Lok Sabha constituencies -- Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur, and 41 assembly seats falling under them, will go to the polls. The constituencies in Maharashtra that will vote in this phase are: Nandurbar, Dhule, Dindori, Nashik (North Maharashtra), Palghar, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Thane (located on Mumbai's outskirts), Mumbai North, Mumbai North-West, Mumbai North-Central, Mumbai North-East, Mumbai South and Mumbai South-Central, Maval and Shirur (Pune district) and Shirdi (Ahmednagar district).