Trichy Police reportedly arrested a group of 100 protesters who agitated outside the collectorrate. The most "popular leader" of the country, as he was referred by BJP President Rajnath Singh, Modi will address a youth convention of the party at G-corner grounds in Trichy.
This will be Modi's first visit to Tamil Nadu after his elevation as BJP's prime ministerial nominee. Rajnath Singh is one among the host of leaders who will be present at the mega rally.
Trichy Police reportedly arrested a group of 100 protesters in Tamil Nadu
State BJP leaders earlier had claimed that over two lakh people will attend the rally. The state police beefed up security at the venue. Modi will be taken from a secret route through his journey from the airport to Trichy. Earlier a hoax call created panic in the city. A bomb threat call sent police into a tizzy but it proved to be hoax.
Police said the call was received at the Office of the Assistant Commissioner of Police around 8 pm on Wednesday stating that a bomb had been planted at the dais, put up at the venue from where BJP leaders are to address the rally, and "nobody can prevent it from exploding."
Asked who was speaking, the caller had said "I am the one who is going to to plant the bomb." Police said they searched the area thoroughly but nothing was found and they are now trying to trace the number from where the call was made.