Modi speaks to blast victims' families; shares touching family story

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Patna, Nov 2: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi called the wife of Munna Shrivastav, one of the victims of the October 27 blasts in Patna, and said that he wanted to visit the bereaved family but his helicopter could not land in Gopal Ganj due to bad weather. He offered condolences to the family and said that Munna's sacrifice won't go waste. He also told the grief-stricken woman that he would take care of their daughter.

Modi's helicopter returned to Patna due to the bad weather and his trip was cut short. He was set to head to the other districts to meet the kin of the three other victims of the blasts that rocked the state capital last Sunday. Modi met the families of Rajnarain Singh and Vikas Kumar earlier in the day and cheques were handed over to the family.

Narendra Modi's helicopter had to return owing to inclement weather

Modi also spoke to the son of another victim of the blasts, Bharat Rajak, in Supal district. Modi shared an anecdote, saying Bharat Rajak had a pet pigeon which would stay next to his bed and Bharat would make sure that he fed it everyday before starting with his work. The pigeon refused to leave Bharat's body after he was killed and travelled with it till the funeral and it still stays around Bharat's room.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>Pigeon refused to leave dead body of Bharat & travelled with the body till the funeral. Even now the pigeon stays around Bharat's room.</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/396552926069415936">November 2, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>Shaheed Bharat Rajak had a pet pigeon who would stay next to his bed. Bharat would not begin his day without feeding grain to the pigeon.</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/396552659458461696">November 2, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>Spoke to Shankar, the son of Shaheed Bharat Rajak over telephone. People from his village shared a very touching anecdote.</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/396552413424807936">November 2, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>Spoke to wife of Shaheed Munna Srivastava on phone. We are all a part of one family & stand by them in this hour of grief.</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/396551985656115200">November 2, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>In Kaimur, met the wife & children of Shaheed Vikas Singh and offered my deepest condolences to the family.</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/396516619691634688">November 2, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote"><p>Met family of Shaheed Raj Narain Singh in Gaurichak. Proud to know that his 2 sons are serving in the Army!</p>— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/statuses/396510950288683010">November 2, 2013</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
In Patna

In Patna

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and senior party leader Sushil Kumar Modi console the family members of Rajnarain Singh, a victim of the recent serial bomb blasts, in Patna on November 2, 2013.

In Patna

In Patna

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi pays tribute to Rajnarain Singh, one of the victims of the recent serial bomb blasts, at his home in Patna on November 2, 2013.

In Patna

In Patna

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi consoles the family members of Rajnarian Singh, a victim of the recent serial bomb blasts, in Patna on November 2, 2013.

Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar

Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar

Narendra Modi met families of of some of the victims of the October 27 blasts in Patna. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said the visit would only fan communal tension.

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