Modi consoles Raj Narain Singh’s family, BJP hands over cheque of Rs. 5 lakh
Gaurichak (Bihar) – Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi consoled the family members of Raj Narain Singh, who was killed in the serial blasts in Patna on October 27, here today, and assured them that his party stands behind them in this hour of grief.
BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, who briefed the media about Modi’s visit, said his party’s prime ministerial candidate came to this rural and ordinary village in Patna to share the pain of Raj Narain Singh’s family members.
“He went to the house of Raj Narain Babu (Raj Narain Singh) who lost his life (in the blasts). He met Raj Narain Babu’s wife, mother and his three sons, two of them who work in the army, and consoled them saying the party is behind them. Moreover, on behalf of the BJP, Sushil Modiji gave a cheque of Rs. 5 lakhs to his mother,” said Prasad.
“Thousands have turned up here. We have not called anybody. There is an atmosphere of harmony. There was some delay due to the fog or else Modiji would have stayed a little bit longer as he has to go several other places also,” he added, while taking on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and the ruling Janata Dal (United) Government in the state.
Modi, who reached Bihar last night, will today visit the homes of the six people who died in the serial blasts in Patna ahead of his ‘Hunkar’ rally that he addressed at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan on October 27.
However, due to dense fog, his visit was delayed.
The BJP prime ministerial candidates will also be visiting five other villages in Kaimur, Gopalganj, Supaul, Begusarai and Nalanda districts of Bihar to meet families of the victims. He has now left for Kaimur.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made for Modi’s visit to Bihar.
Over 1,000 Special Task Force jawans and around 100 inspector rank officers will be present at the places where Modi is scheduled to visit today.
Besides this, a huge contingent of Black Cat Commandos of the National Security Guard (NSG) is also guarding Modi.
The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has put Bihar maximum alert in view of Modi’s visit.
Four people have been arrested in the case so far, while several others have been detained.