Narendra Modi thanks people of Bihar, lauds their courage

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Narendra Modi meets victims' families
Patna, Nov 2: Days after seven blasts rocked Patna, BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi met the victims and the injured who were affected by the blasts.

Modi: Victims shared their pain

Narendra Modi after meeting the victims of the Patna blasts said that he had returned back to the state to share the pain, the grief of those who were affected by the blasts.

Modi said, "I laud the people who stayed back for the rally in spite of the bomb blasts. I hope that this festival of lights will lead us in the future." He added saying that wanted to reach out and share the grief of the victims' kin.

He said that due to the bad weather he could not meet the families of two victims, but hoped that he would meet them in future. BJP extends its heartfelt sympathies to those who lost their lives or were injured in the blasts,' he said.

4 pm

Sushil Modi criticises Nitish

Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi hit out at Bihar CM saying that the security arrangements at Modi's Hunkar rally were very poor. "Had Nitish Kumar made proper arrengements, Modi wouldn't have visited Bihar in one week.

He also tweeted saying that thousands of people had gathered to meet Narendra Modi today.

3.30 pm

Modi visits Nalanda

Narendra Modi was accompanied by Sushil Modi as he met the victims of the Patna blasts in Nalanda. Offering his condolences to the family of Rajesh Kumar  he said that the family had given a huge sacrifice for him.

3.12 pm

Modi speaks to victim's family over phone

In spite of the weather playing spoilsport, Narendra Modi called up the family of Bharat Rajak, who died in the serial blasts. He spoke to the family members over the phone and later tweeted saying 'spoke to Shankar, the son of shaeed Bharat Rajak. People from his village shared a very touching anecdote.'

1.45 pm

Modi telephones victim's family in Gopal Ganj

After Modi's chopper failed to land in Gopal Ganj due to bad weather, he telephoned Munna Shrivastav's wife and expressed his condolences. Munna was also a victim of the Patna serial blasts.

1.30 pm

Modi's chopper fails to land Gopal Ganj

According to latest reports, Narendra Modi's chopper failed to land in Gopal Ganj due to bad weather. He was scheduled to meet victims there.

Reports ssuggest that he has returned back to Patna

12.45 pm

Nitish slams Modi

As Modi met the victims of those deceased and injured in the blasts, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar criticised the BJP for fuelling social divisions. Nitish Kumar said: "Let the BJP do whatever it wants. The people of Bihar will never support this divisive politics of the BJP."

He also went on to add that 'people from outside Bihar cannot do much for the State.'

11 am

Modi leaves for Kaimur

After meeting the family members of the blast victims in Gaurichak, Modi arrived in Kaimur.

10.35 am

Modi meets victims

Narendra Modi reached Gaurichak, where he met the family members of Rajnarain Singh, who was killed in the Patna blast that went off in Gandhi Maidan, hours before Modi's speech. Post his meeting Modi tweeted about the meet.

10 am

Thousands wait to see Modi

Thousands of Narendra Modi followers in Gaurichak were waiting to catch a glimpse of him since 4 am in the morning according to a report carried out by the ETV Bihar. Raising slogans the people said that Modi had spent some time with them and was all ears as they told him about their problems.

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