New Delhi: Ahead of Bihar polls, Union home minister Amit Shah is all set to address his first mega rally in Kharauna in Vaishali district in favour of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) on Thursday (January 16) afternoon. 

The BJP has been engaged for the last 15 days to make this mega rally a grand success to show the party's strength in state and to give a message to the Opposition that people of Bihar stand firm with CAA. 

Speaking to a news agency, Union minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai said, "Public is very excited to listen to Shah. A large number of people will gather at the venue to listen to him and will give thanks to the Prime Minister and home minister from a historic place Vaishali for Citizenship Amendment Act." 

Bihar BJP president and third time Lok Sabha MP Sanjay Jaiswal told the media that people of Bihar are in favour of the citizenship law.

"People will teach a lesson to those parties doing politics in the name of CAA, in the upcoming Assembly election in 2020," he said.

The opposition parties in Bihar have been protesting against the CAA, National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR).

On January 13, Opposition parties, including RJD and CPI (ML) MLAs, had held a protest outside the Bihar Legislative Assembly against the CAA, NRC and NPR holding placards that read, "A resolution must be passed against NRC, NPR and CAA in the state Assembly." 

The Bihar Assembly election is due in October 2020. Eyeing the elections, opposition parties RJD, Congress, RLSP, among others have already launched their political campaign to defeat the ruling JDU-BJP alliance in the state.