Modi rally: BJP fields PM in last lap of campaign to provide 'momentum' and nip a 'resurgent' AAP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which has been on a Capital poll blitzkrieg, strategising and restrategising constantly to beat Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremoArvind Kejriwal and team for a majority this time around has now pinned hopes on its star campaigner PM Narendra Modi in a bid to provide 'momentum' to the campaign.  

Following intelligence inputs of terror threats during Delhi elections, security has been stepped up for the upcoming four rallies of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in separate parts of the national capital, an official said.

Over 5,000 personnel will be deployed in and around the grounds where Modi will address party rallies. This include the officials of Special Protection Group (SPG), who look after the prime minister's security, the official said.


SPG and Delhi Police have made an elaborate arrangements at the rally venues - Shahdara in east Delhi on January 31, Dwarka in west Delhi on February 1, Rohini in north Delhi on February 3 and Ambedkar Nagar in south February 4.

According to an official of Delhi Police, three-layered check points will be set up for every visitor at the venue. Visitors will be first checked at least 50 metres away from the ground. The second and third check points will be at the entry point.

Apart from manual checking, the visitors will be checked through hand held metal detectors, door frame metal detectors and baggage scanner machines.

The SPG officials will take over the charge on stage, an hour before, from where the prime minister will address supporters. A limited numbers of leaders will accompany Modi while he is delivering his speech.

The grounds are kept under the watch of the CCTV cameras. Snipers including personnel of the elite National Security Guard will be deployed at the highrise building near the grounds.

Police have requested the leaders to advise their supporters not to park their vehicles near the rally venues.

Delhi will go the polls on February 7 and the results will be announced on February 10.

Courtesy Niti Central 


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