Security beefed up in Palace Grounds ahead of Narendra Modi's rally

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Security up ahead of Modi's B'lore rally
Bangalore, Nov 11: Security has been stepped up in Palace Grounds, Bangalore, ahead of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally on November 17, to ensure security.

DH reported that nearly 100 police personnel, including those of dog squad, have been deployed at the venue where preparations are already underway.

Entry to the venue has been restricted and the police are screening even those who are involved in erecting the stage. These steps have been taken in the aftermath of the serial bomb blasts at the recent Bihar rally in Patna.

"The police have taken over the venue for security reasons. They have prepared a detailed plan to ensure foolproof security for the November 17 rally," BJP Bangalore City unit president Subbanna said.

Close to four lakh people have so far registered for Modi's first public rally in Karnataka after the party declared him as its prime ministerial nominee.

Police has taken over Palace Grounds for security reasons

Speaking to reporters, he said "The party will not allow the State government's move to enact a legislation banning superstitious practices in the State. The BJP is not against banning inhuman superstitious activities, but it is opposed to the concept paper that the government has obtained recently for the purpose."

He accused the government of trying to "appease" the minority community by enacting such a legislation. "The BJP will not allow the government to target the majority community for "cheap political gains", he added.

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