The political temperature in Bihar goes up substantially as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi takes a direct plunge in electioneering on Friday, as they are set to address a series of rallies in the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed three rallies on Friday at– Dehri-on-Sone in Rohtas district, Gaya and Bhagalpur. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will joined Modi at the rallies in Dehri and Bhagalpur. In Gaya, JD(U) leader in the Lok Sabha Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan shares the dais with Modi along with former chief minister and president of Hindustani Awam Morcha Jitan Ram Manjhi. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is also launches his election campaign in Bihar on Friday. He addressed two rallies on Friday — at Hisua in Nawada and Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district. The arrival of Modi and Rahul Gandhi on the campaign scene will heat up the poll temperature further. Since the Bihar elections are taking place amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, adequate preventive measures are being taken at rally venues. With videos on social media showing rampant violation of Covid-19 guidelines, with people not wearing face masks or observing social distancing at political rallies, officials and party sources have said that measures are being taken for safeguarding the attendees at the meetings of the two leaders.