Jammu, Dec 1 - Security arrangements were beefed up here as Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is scheduled to address a public rally Sunday.
Security forces had stopped all unauthorized movement in and around the venue of Modi's 'Lalkar Rally'-- M. A. Stadium, in the heart of Jammu city, two days ahead of the rally.
Teams of Gujarat Police detailed on Modi's security, while local police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) carried out an advance security liaison drill at the stadium Saturday.
Jammu, Nov 29 : Elaborate steps are being taken to provide tight security to BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi when he reaches here to address a rally Sunday, officials said.
A Gujarat Police team has reached the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
"We have made security arrangements for Modi based on our threat assessment, which is usual for every VVIP addressing public meetings in the state," a senior official told IANS.
Traffic restrictions have been announced in Jammu city, where Modi will speak at the M. A. Stadium.
Sikar (Rajasthan), Nov 28 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Thursday targeted Congress president Sonia Gandhi, asking voters not to be taken in by her concerns for the poor.
"Madam asked where was the opposition for the last five years," Modi told an election rally in this town, 120 km from Jaipur, referring to her poser at a public meeting a day earlier.
"We were using a microscope to find out where the Rajasthan government was," Modi said, triggering peals of laughter and sloganeering.
New Delhi, Nov 26 : Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday accused the government of failing to bring the masterminds of the Mumbai terror attack to justice.
"(The) centre's failure to bring the real perpetrators of 26/11 to justice is disappointing," Modi tweeted.
"It is high time (the central government) acts decisively," the Gujarat chief minister said.
Tuesday marks the fifth anniversary of the Mumbai terror attack by 10 Pakistani terrorists that left 166 Indians and foreigners dead. One of the terrorists, Ajmal Amir Kasab, was arrested -- and hanged.
Jammu, Nov 25 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday charged BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi with aiming to use his Dec 1 visit to Jammu to create communal tension and divide the people of the state in the name of religion and region.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders would talk of abrogation of the Constitution's Article 370, discrimination between Kashmir and Jammu and other emotional issues during their scheduled rally here on Dec 1, he said at a public gathering after laying foundation of Sangar bridge over Tawi river in Challana village in Jammu district.
Khetri, Nov 25 : Continuing his tirade against the Congress Party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday said the development in Rajasthan has come to a standstill under the Ashok Gehlot Government regime.
Addressing a rally here, Modi criticised the Gehlot Government for shrinking tourism sector in the state and said that tourism industry, which adds to the revenue of the state has been badly hit because of poor governance.
"Due to poor policies of the Gehlot Government, number of tourists visiting the state is decreasing day by day. It is issue of serious concern," he added.
Banswara, Nov 24 : Continuing his tirade against ruling party at the centre, Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday accused the Congress of not even acknowledging the existence of the tribal population in the country.
Addressing a rally in Rajasthan's Banswara district, the Gujarat chief minister said: "The tribal population exists in this country since the time of Ramchandraji. It existed during the Independence struggle. Everyone but the Congress is aware of the existence of the tribes for centuries."
New Delhi, Nov 23 : The election scene is becoming clearer as the December 8 deadline of the assembly poll results draws near.
Since the Congress' hope of the dynasty energising the campaign hasn't come true, the party is seemingly banking on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to ferret out the indiscretions of Narendra Modi and Co.
Agra, Nov 21 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Thursday accused the Congress of playing divisive politics and said the party was responsible for India's partition.
"Congress has always played divisive politics. At the time of independence, it divided the country," Modi said at a rally here.
"They (Congress) are not interested in development. They are habituated to playing vote bank politics. Appease 25 percent of the population and ignore the rest 75 percent," he said.
Bhopal, Nov 20 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be in poll-bound Chhattisgarh today to address separate rallies.
According to reports, Gandhi will attend election meetings in Kukshi and Sidhi, while the Gujarat Chief Minister will address election rallies in Satna, Shahdol, Singrauli and Jabalpur.
Earlier, addressing a rally in Chhatarpur, Modi claimed that the UPA-led central government and the Congress Party was finding it difficult to digest the progress being made in BJP-ruled states of the country.
Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan), Nov 19 : The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) prime ministerial aspirant, Narendra Modi, on Tuesday asked the people of Rajasthan to understand the divisive mentality of the ruling Congress Party.
"Congress makes sharp calculations to divide communities to garner votes of that group, and for them, development takes a backseat,' he said while addressing a rally here in the poll-bound state.
Alwar (Rajasthan), Nov 19 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has criticised the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan Government over poor roads, and lack of drinking water in the state.
Addressing a rally in Rajasthan's Alwar District, the Gujarat chief minister accused the Congress Government of harassing tribals by not providing them with clean drinking water.
"Rajasthan's Congress Government is number one when it comes to troubling tribals. They are also number one when it comes to supplying polluted drinking water," Modi said.
Raipur, Nov 15 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is set to address four rallies in poll-bound Chhattisgarh on Friday.
According to TV reports, the Gujarat Chief Minister will address rallies in Raigadh, Korba, Bilha and Mahasamund.
Modi had addressed four rallies in Chhattisgarh on Thursday as well.
Accusing the Congress Party of seeking to form a government in Chhattisgarh via the backdoor, Modi, on Thursday, challenged the latter to openly name its chief ministerial candidate for the state.
Durg (Chhattisgarh), Nov 14 : A day after Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agrawal took a jibe at Narendra Modi saying a tea seller can't become the prime minister, the BJP's prime ministerial candidate hit back Thursday accusing the rich of making fun of the poor.
Addressing an election rally at Durg, the Gujarat chief minister said: "Those born in rich houses are mocking the poor... A leader of a Congress ally has said something, the comment does not reflect on Modi but reflects their mentality.
New Delhi, Nov 14 : British Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday said he was open to meeting all elected leaders, including Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi who is the BJP's prime ministerial nominee for the 2014 polls.
"Entirely yes... I am open to meeting all elected leaders anyway," Cameron told CNN-IBN news channel when asked if he was open to meeting Modi.
New Delhi, Nov 13 : The Election Commission Wednesday issued notice to BJP prime minister candidate Narendra Modi over remarks he made at a rally in Chhattisgarh, terming the Congress election symbol, the hand, the "khooni panja" (bloodied paw).
The remark was made Thursday last during an election rally at Dongargarh in Chhattisgarh.
Modi has also used the term "jalim haath" (cruel hand) to describe the Congress symbol.
Patna, Nov 11 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday accused BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of lying left and right in his pursuit for power and asked him to stop telling lies.
Nitish Kumar told the media that Modi spoke falsehood when he complained about security lapses at his Patna rally and lied further when he said that Nitish Kumar was "enjoying" at Rajgir when the bombs went off.
Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are lying to grab power at any cost, he said.
New Delhi, Nov 8 : Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Friday wished party veteran L. K. Advani on his birthday. He turned 86.
Modi met Advani Friday morning before leaving for a rally in Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh, and presented him a flower bouquet.
The meeting between the two lasted for 15 minutes.
Advani was born Nov 8, 1927, in Karachi, now part of Pakistan.
"Best wishes to Advani ji on his birthday. He is always an inspiration for us," Modi tweeted before meeting the BJP leader.
Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh), Nov 7 : BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Thursday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and called him an "arrogant" man whose government appeared to be "happy" after the Patna blasts.
New Delhi, Nov 2 : Congress Party leader Rashid Alvi on Saturday said that Bharatiya Janata Party's ( BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's visit to Patna to meet the victims of the serial blasts is purely political.
He also asked Modi why he did not meet the victims of Muzaffarnagar where more than 60 people died in communal clashes last month.