BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday alleged that his chopper was deliberately delayed by the Delhi air traffic control when he was about to leave for an election rally in Bareilly.
In Bareilly, the Gujarat chief minister began his speech by apologising to the crowd for the delay in arriving.
He said the ATC did not permit his helicopter to take take off for over two hours on one pretext or the other.
Modi, however, told the people that nothing could prevent him from being with his own people and supporters.
Slamming the Congress-led government at the centre, the Bharatiya Janata Party leader accused the incumbent Congress MP of doing nothing for the region.
"Everyone knows Rae Bareli but no one knows Bareilly though this place is one of the top producers of 'manja' used to fly kites," he said.
"Bareilly has a place in the country... Bollywood songs have been written on the city and it had a place on the industrial map. But due to the wrong policies of the state and union governments, development has stopped here," he said.
Modi slammed the Akhilesh Yadav government in the state and predicted a rout for the ruling Samajwadi Party in the parliamentary election.