UP polls: PM Modi to address rally in Ghaziabad today

Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Kumar said a SPG team on Monday rehearsed the landing and takeoff of the helicopters at a helipad prepared by Central Public Works Department.

UP polls: PM Modi to address rally in Ghaziabad today

With three days to go for Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday hold an election rally in Ghaziabad.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who is spearheading the Congress' campaigns, will also address in Ghaziabad, and three others - Hathras, Bulandshahr and Hapur.

PM Modi, in his reply to motion of thanks to President's address in Lok Sabha yesterday, said it is high time to understand and appreciate the inherent strength of India's people and take the country to newer heights.

 Modi said there is a need to repose faith in 'Jan Shakti'. Because of democratic power of people, a person born to a poor family could become the Prime Minister of India, he added.

Coming down heavily on Congress, Modi said everyone remembers how democracy was under threat from 1975 to 1977, when opposition leaders were jailed and newspaper freedom was curtailed.

The Prime Minister said, "There are many people like him those who are born post independence, who could not die for the nation during the freedom struggle but they are living for India and serving the country. The Congress feels only one family got Independence for India and the root of the problem lies there."

Security has beefed up in Ghaziabad ahead of PM, Rahul rallies with a team of Special Protection Group (SPG) arrived in Ghaziabad on Monday and hold a meeting with senior officials of Meerut zone to review the security arrangements at Kamla Nehru Nagar.


Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Kumar said a SPG team on Monday rehearsed the landing and takeoff of the helicopters at a helipad prepared by Central Public Works Department (CPWD).

Inspector General of Police, Meerut zone, Ajay Anand also inspected the rally venue.

The ground was sanitised by metal, land mine detectors and sniffer dogs. Thereafter it was handed over to the security agencies for the rally of the prime minister who will arrive here around 11 am on February 8, officials said.