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Narendra Modi tears into Nitish Kumar at Hunkaar Rally

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Patna, Oct 27: BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed a mega BJP rally here on Sunday. The rally was preceded by a series of low-intensity blasts in the Bihar capital, which led to the death of one person.

2.30 pm

Narendra Modi concludes his speech.

Modi asks people to return home safely. "You have won the heart of India." he said.

Modi on Muslims and development

"Both Hindus and Muslims need to fight poverty together instead of fighting themselves."

"Kutch and Bharuch districts in Gujarat are highly developed and both have huge presence of Muslims."

The Haj quota for Muslims in Bihar is 7,500 while the number of applications is much below that for the Muslims are poor. In Gujarat, 40,000 applications come for 4,500 seats. It is because the Muslims are happier in Gujarat."

Modi speaks on special package for Bihar

"Bihar BJP has asked the government for 50 crore for development of the state."

"It's just a matter of 200 days. We will pay back your affection."

"This is not only a historic rally but a rally that will set a new history," Mod said.

Modi slams JD(U) minister for saying that one joins the army only to get killed. "Will you tolerate such humiliation?", he asks the audience.

Modi takes on Congress

"Chanakya stressed unity of India. Now, we are upto dividing it internally."

"A person who used to sell tea in trains knows more problems about trains than even the rail minister and I have seen those problems more closely."

"The Congress promised to give employment to the youth. Has it done anything on this aspect?"

"The Congress had promised to curb price rise within 100 days of coming to power. Has it done anything in 10 years?"

"Dynasty is the biggest enemy of democracy. Other enemies are casteism, communal politics and opportunism. The politics in Bihar has been hit by all these evils."

"If the Congress gives up its dynastic politics, I will stop uttering the name Shahzada."

"I was seeing TV last night, our Congress friends seem very troubled that why I mention the word Shahzada."

"We must realise of the dream of Congress-free India."

Modi targets Nitish again

"He betrayed not only with the BJP but with crores of people of Bihar."

"Our friend was told top join the Congress so that he could become the PM."

"BJP had double number of seats than JD(U) but still we agreed to make our friend the CM."

"Once I was with my Bihar friend on the same table during a CM's meeting. He was apprehensive sitting with me. I assured him that there was no camera man around. Hypocrisy must have a limit."

Narendra Modi on Lalu Prasad

Lalu Prasad never spares me and says he will never allow me to become the PM."

"Three months ago he accident and I called Mr Lalu Prasad."

"I did not tell anything in the media but Lalu Prasad acknowledged my gesture."

Narendra Modi tears into Nitish Kumar

"It was in 2006 when your CM & my friend came to Gujarat for a wedding, I was also there and we offered him full hospitality."

"JP and Lohia will never forgive their actions."

"Those who consider them disciples of Lohia, they have stabbed him in the back and are with Congress."

"Bihar CM has been my dear friend. When people ask me why he left you, I tell them he who leaves JP, can easily dump BJP."

Modi speaks on Bihar's glorious past

"Bihar has always guided the country. It gave the country personalities like Buddha, Mahavir, Guru Govind Singh & Jayaprakash Narayan."

"Who is giving the Hunkaar today? It is the hunkaar of crores of Indians and it has emerged from Bihar."

"The history of India has two important events. One, the Satyagraha in Chamaparan and two, the Dandi March in Gujarat."

"This is not a mega rally. It is an occasion to show Bharat ki Mahashakti."

"The history of Bihar is the history of India."

1.35 pm

Narendra Modi begins his address.

1.30 pm

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh calls up Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and asks him to investigate the Patna blasts. He also condemns the blasts.

1.20 pm

BJP president Rajnath Singh addresses.

"BJP does not play communal politics like Congress and JD(U)," he said.

Singh mocked Rahul Gandhi. "Don't try to exploit the sentiments of the common people," he said.

Singh asked if the PM doesn't say anything, then how the CBI will make him speak?

Singh mocks Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. "Our PM, whatever he puts his hands on that thing disappears like potatoes, onions, coal files," he said.

"Will look after the farmers' interests."

Rajnath tears in to the UPA government over price rise. "You have seen a BJP government at the Centre. In 6 years, prices were not allowed to rise," he said.

1.10 pm

Arun Jaitley speaks.

"There will be change in Delhi and also Patna."

"The Centre is the most corrupt government in history and its leadership has disappointed all."

Jaitley rakes up the anti-Congress mood that prevailed in 1977 and 1989. He speaks about leaders like Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan and Ram Manohar Lohia.

"On September 13, BJP declared Modi as the PM candidate and the political landscape of the nation has changed since then."

"I have seen the elections of 1977 but the excitement and winds of change. Those who do not understand will be swept away."

1.05 pm

Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who is the local MP, also present at the venue. He welcomes the national leaders and Modi.

Modi is accompanied by BJP president Rajnath Singh and Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun jaitley. Both have been fecilitated.

1.00 pm

Narendra Modi reaches venue.

12.50 pm

A seven-member team comprising NIA and NSG personnel sent to Patna in the wake of the blasts.

12.30 pm

Former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi speaks.

"History will never forgive you. You have betrayed the people of Bihar," Modi said while attacking Nitish Kumar.

"Lalu and Nitish did their rallies in power. Today we are not in power but we did this rally", Modi said.

"More than half of the people attending the rally are youth. Youth are with us and youth are with Narendra Modi," Modi said.

"In my 40 years of public life, saw JP and Lalu rally and even JDU rallies but this rally has broken all records." Modi said.

Seven low-intensity blasts reported from Patna in all, ahead of Modi's address.

12.20 pm

Narendra Modi has reached Patna.

12.10 pm

Ravi Shankar Prasad, the Deputy Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, speaks.

"This is not a BJP but the Shankhnad of the people of Bihar," Prasad said.

12.10 pm

Another blast in Patna, this time near a cinema hall, close to the rally venue. One person died while six were injured in the twin blasts.

11.45 am

BJP leader Giriraj Singh speaks.

Giriraj Singh calls the opponents handicapped people.

"Nitish Kumar has fled to Munger. Let us pack him off to the house of Sonia Gandhi," Singh said.

11.45 am

The person injured in blast in the railway station, succumbs to his injuries.

The home ministry has sought report from Bihar government on the railway station blast. The police said they would question the injured person.

A special train carrying people to the rally was attacked in Motihari.

Over 8 lakh people are expected to turn up at the event.Eleven special trains, 6,000 buses, 126 river boats, 33 cranes, 20,000 SUVs and a giant hi-tech stage have been set up for the event.

11.40 am

Weather is clear in Patna on Sunday.

11.40 am

JD(U) spokesperson Niraj Singh said they are not responsible for the Patna blast.

"We had a great enjoyment in defeating Pakistan during our playing days. But the current prime minister does nothing even when Pakistanis are beheading our soldiers," Azad, an MP, said.

11.35 am

Cricketer-turned-politician Kirti Azad speaks. Earlier, Rudy addressed the crowd in Bhojpuri.

11.30 am

RJD blames Nitish Kumar government over the bomb explosion in Patna, says it's a security failure.

11.30 am

BJP leader and former Union minister Shahnawaz Hussain speaks at the Patna rally. He slams Nitish Kumar and JD(U) over terminating relation with the BJP and also Rahul Gandhi.

Hussain concludes his speech. He and Rajiv Pratap Rudy will receive Modi at Patna airport.

"If the ambience is so electric now itself, just imagine what it will be like after Narendra Modi speaks," Hussain said.

"Nitish Kumar, what will you fight against Narendra Modi? Sushil Kumar Modi alone is enough for you," Hussain said.

"Will not let division of the Muslim society like Rahul Gandhi," Hussain said.

"If the ambience is so electric now itself, just imagine what it will be like after Narendra Modi speaks," Hussain said.

Hussain concludes his speech. He and Rajiv Pratap Rudy will receive Modi at Patna airport.

11.15 am

People were camping in Gandhi Maidan since Saturday night and the venue was almost filled up by 8 am on Sunday.

All roads leading to Gandhi Maidan, the venue of the Hunkaar Rally, have severe traffic jam.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will not be in Patna on Sunday.

11 am

A crude bomb explosion in Patna railway station. One person was injured and admitted to Patna Medical College. Two more crude bombs were found.

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