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Maoists call shutdown to protest PM Narendra Modi's Gaya rally

Maoists guerrillas have given a day-long shutdown call on Sunday in Bihar`s Magadh division to protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s rally in Gaya ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls.



Patna: Maoists guerrillas have given a day-long shutdown call on Sunday in Bihar`s Magadh division to protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s rally in Gaya ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls.

Magadh - comprising Gaya, Aurangabad, Nawada, Jehanabad, Arwal districts - is considered a strong hold of Maoists, police said.

"In view of Maoists shutdown call and announcement to observe black day to protest against Modi`s rally, we have tightened security and will deploy additional forces in Gaya and surrounding areas," a police officer said.

The officer said the Maoist rebels have also threatened vehicle owners in their stronghold in rural pockets not to provide vehicles to carry BJP`s supporters to the rally.

"Maoists have threatened to take action against those owners, whose vehicles were hired for the Modi`s rally," the officer said.

Meanwhile, BJP leaders said some of the Prime Minister`s posters were found torn allegedly by ruling JD-U members.

The state is going to the polls later this year. 

From Zee News

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