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Full house for Narendra Modi at Rahul Gandhi's low turn-out rally venue

Monday, 2 December 2013 - 8:28am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

 It was full house at the rally of BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narandra Modi today in stark contrast to the one addressed by Rahul Gandhi held over a fortnight ago at the same venue as well as on a Sunday.

While the Congress Vice President's rally held at Dakshinpuri area in South Delhi on November 17 witnessed a poor turnout, thousands of people gathered to hear Modi address his last rally in Delhi before the Assembly elections.

Modi's 35-minute address was interspersed with people chanting "Modi, Modi".

The excitement of people was so palpable that they got restless when former BJP President and Delhi in-charge Nitin Gadkari took a little long to end his address, the crowd forced him to cut short his speech as they started shouting Modi's name until he came to address the gathering.

The capacity of the venue is around 12,000, but only a little over 6,000 people had attended Rahul's rally. The venue today was not only full to its capacity, but also hundreds of people had gathered outside the venue.

Senior BJP leaders apologised to the crowd saying they could not allow more people inside which was in contrast to Rahul's rally when Delhi Chief Minster Sheila Dikshit had to request the people to sit down and listen to Gandhi's speech.


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