Amidst tight security, Modi to visit Pune, Patna today

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Amidst tight security, Modi to visit Pune, Patna today
Patna, Nov 1: The Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will arrive in Patna on Friday night to visit the six families of the blast victims.

Modi has been given tight security cover for his visit. More than 1,000 Special Task Force personnel will be present at each of the six locations. More than 100 Inspector ranked officers and 15 DSPs will also also be a part of this security cover. The IB has also issued an alert ahead of Modi's visit.

The Gujarat chief minister will be in Pune on Friday afternoon where he will address a rally and also inaugurate a hospital.

The Maharashtra Police and the Gujarat Police have made tight security arrangements for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's rally, officials said. 

Modi will arrive around 1.30 pm in Pune where he will inaugurate a new wing at the Dinanath Mangeshkar Superspecialty Hospital in Pune, city BJP chief Anil Shirole told a news agency. 

An advance team of the Gujarat Police along with the Maharashtra Police has arrived in the city to oversee the security preparations. 

Modi will be received by Maharashtra BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis who will also attend the rally. However, no other state party leader is expected, Shirole said.

After the Patna blasts,  the Union Home Ministry was widely slammed for security lapses. Hence, it was decided that Modi will be provided with special security similar to the kind given to the Prime Minister and some other VIPs, says an NDTV report. It has been decided to provide the Advance Security Liaison (ASL) facility to the Gujarat chief minister.

Under this, a detailed minute-to-minute security cover detail of Mr Modi's visit to any state will be prepared by the local police. The procedure is much the same as followed for those who receive SPG cover like the PM, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul.

OneIndia News (with agency inputs)

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