BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is addressing a rally in Meerut today as part of pre-election campaign before the poll season kick-starts.
Security has been increased after Modi's rallies were attacked on previous instances and also due to the sensitivity of Akhilesh Yadav's constituency after Muzzafarnagar riots.
The inspector general of police has been made in charge of a political rally for the first time and a number of police personnel have been deployed.
Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Mukul Goel told IANS that security for Mr Modi's rally has been tightened and security will be high to make sure that no unwanted incident takes place.
Officials said two superintendents of police (SP), 10 additional SPs, 20 deputy SPs, 12 inspectors, 150 sub-inspectors, 450 constables, 22 traffic sub-inspectors, 15 traffic head constables and 10 companies of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) have been sent from the headquarters in Lucknow.
Also, 20 hand-held metal detectors, 25 door-framed metal detectors, three anti-sabotage teams, two bomb disposal squads and two commando units of the anti-terrorist squad have also been dispatched for the rally venue.
Political parties expect Mr Modi to speak on the Muzaffarnagar communal riots that left 63 dead and thousands homeless.
Congress and SP governments had their 'foot-in-mouth' situation as many party leaders spoke in a negative way about the victims. One SP leader had called them beggars on Saturday for which he draw the wrath of public.
Also, recently Akhilesh Yadav's constituency recieved flak for the way they handled the riot victims and gave more prominence to an extravagant 'Saifai mahotsav' using state expenditure and inviting Bollywood stars like Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit.
Many riot vitcims have perished due to cold weather conditions and hostile living condittions. Narendra Modi will speak on all the issues and is expected to speak about SP / Congress governments inability to prevent riots.
During a rally in Patna in October last year, a series of blasts took place in the city before Mr Modi began speaking. Six people were killed and more than 80 were injured in the blasts.