Narendra Modi visits Nalanda to pay homage to the Patna blast victims. "I am here because I felt like meeting the family of the victims who lost their lives to the Patna tragedy."
He further lauded the courage of the people of Bihar who attended the October 27 rally despite the terror attacks. He thanked them for their support. Read here
Modi speaks with the son of Bharat Rajak, a who died in the Patna blasts. He tweeted his interactions:
Spoke to Shankar, the son of Shaheed Bharat Rajak over telephone. People from his village shared a very touching anecdote.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 2, 2013
Shaheed Bharat Rajak had a pet pigeon who would stay next to his bed. Bharat would not begin his day without feeding grain to the pigeon.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 2, 2013
Pigeon refused to leave dead body of Bharat & travelled with the body till the funeral. Even now the pigeon stays around Bharat's room.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 2, 2013
Narendra Modi called on the wife of Patna blast victim from Gopal Ganj, Munna Shrivastav, to offer his condolences. He was unable to visit the village due to bad weather.
Consoling the aggrieved lady, Modi said, “Your daughter is like my daughter, will take care of her.”
Spoke to wife of Shaheed Munna Srivastava on phone. We are all a part of one family & stand by them in this hour of grief.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 2, 2013
Your daughter is like my daughter, will take care of her: Narendra Modi to wife of Patna blast victim Munna Srivastav pic.twitter.com/GJ8NkZZ6Fh— ANI (@ANI_news) November 2, 2013
Narendra Modi’s chopper was not able to land at Gopal Ganj due to bad weather and was diverted to Patna airport. Modi is heading back to Patna and from there he will head towards other districts to meet the remaining blast victims’ families.
Terming BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s visit to Bihar to meet the families of those killed in the Patna serial blasts to be a ‘political stunt’, the Congress Party on Saturday raised the issue of post-Godhra riots, and asked whether he had ever visited the residence of former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, one of those killed during the riots across Gujarat, and consoled his wife. Read here
BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi met Patna blast victim Vikas Kumar’s family in Kaimur and handed over a cheque of Rs 5 lakh. Moves to the next leg of his journey to meet Munna Shrivastav’s family in Gopal Ganj.
In Kaimur, met the wife & children of Shaheed Vikas Singh and offered my deepest condolences to the family.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 2, 2013
Narendra Modi meets the family of the Patna blast victim.
Narendra Modi meets family of Patna blast victim Raj Narain Singh pic.twitter.com/krAe5UQ5GJ— ANI (@ANI_news) November 2, 2013
Met family of Shaheed Raj Narain Singh in Gaurichak. Proud to know that his 2 sons are serving in the Army!— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 2, 2013
"There was insufficient security provided for Narendra Modi yesterday and security protocols were not followed even today, accused Giriraj Singh, BJP leader. However, elaborate security arrangements have been made for Modi’s visit. 1000 Special task Force jawans and around 100 inspector rank officers will be present at the places where the BJP leader is scheduled to visit.
Besides this a huge contingent of Black Cat Commandos of National Security Guard (NSG) are also guarding Modi.
Further, talking about Nitish Kumar's reactions he said, "He seems to behaving like some sort of rural woman against Narendra Modi."
Six of the bombs went off inside and near Gandhi Maidan, at BJP's Hunkaar rally venue. The remaining two blasts took place inside a public convenience complex at Patna Junction. Read more
The BJP prime ministerial candidates will use a helicopter to visit six villages in Gaurichak, Kaimur, Gopalganj, Supaul, Begusarai and Nalanda districts of Bihar to meet families of the victims. Modi is also expected to hand over a cheque of Rs. 5 lakh to the families. Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi and other local leaders are accompanying Modi on his visit
Narendra Modi reached Kamarji village in Gaurichak in Patna to meet families of blast victims. "Narendra Modi had accepted the request of the state BJP to visit Bihar to meet families of the blast victims, mostly party workers, and the injured, to express his concern for them, despite his busy programme," said a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader close to former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi.