Prime Minister Likely to Address only 10 Rallies

Published: 01st October 2015 03:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st October 2015 03:29 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI:A high threat perception ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign in Bihar is likely to bring down the number of his rallies. Security and Intelligence officials, who are holding back-to-back meetings on a daily basis, indicated that the PM is likely to address just 10-12 rallies and not 20 as planned earlier.

Modi will address a rally on October 2 in Banka and another in Lakhisarai on October 5. On October 8, he is likely to address a meeting in Munger considered a Naxal-affected district.

Though Naxal firepower is not a major concern, glitches in local security coordination like at Modi’s 2013 rally in Patna, remain a serious issue. An official, however, mentioned that Advance Security Liaison drill with the Bihar Police has improved and it was evident at rec­ent rallies that Modi had addressed in Muzaffarpur, Gaya, Saharsa and Bha­galpur. Coordination with local police is required for mine sweep, threat identification and preparing elaborate plan for access control with three-tier security ring.


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