Friday, January 30, 2015

PM Modi to address rally in poll-bound Delhi today

With a week left for Delhi polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address four rallies in the Capital starting January 31.

The first rally will be held on Saturday at CBD grounds near Karkardooma court complex followed by another in Dwarka on February 1.

The next two rallies will be held on February 3 and 4 at Rohini and south Delhi, respectively. 

Following intelligence inputs of terror threats during Delhi elections, security has been stepped up for the upcoming rallies, 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.

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.

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