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LS polls: Nitish Kumar, Narendra Modi face-off at Nawada on Wednesday

PTI | Last Updated: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 19:19

Nawada: Bihar`s Nawada district is all set to witness an action packed face-off on Wednesday between rivals Nitish Kumar and BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi tomorrow as campaigning for the impending Lok Sabha elections gathered momentum.

But, their rallies are separated by about three hours. Kumar would hold a rally at Nadriganj, about 25 km from district headquarters at 11:30 am while Modi`s meeting is scheduled at 2:30 pm in Nawada town.

The two meeting points are separared by about 25 km.

Though their hostility towards each other is no secret, the two leaders have had no face-to-face interaction since the split in NDA on June 16 last year.
While Modi is coming to Nawada to drum up support for close supporter and former Bihar minister Giriraj Singh, Kumar would convass for JD(U) candidate Kaushal Yadav.

The two leaders have not missed any opportunity to take a dig at each other. Modi in his previous rallies in the state has launched blistering attack on his Bihar counterpart ridiculing his claim of development and also accused him of "betrayal".

Kumar has also given strong retort to the BJP PM pick slamming his Gujarat model of development by reeling out negative statistics. He has also pooh-poohed his knowledge of history and geography by picking holes in his speeches.

Meanwhile, with two big politicians in town tomorrow, Nawada police has been put on maximum alert.
Police said that high alert has been declared in the district. All vehicles entering and going out of Nawada are meticulously searched for any suspected items.

A close watch is being kept at Railway stations by properly frisking all passengers, the sources said.

First Published: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 19:19
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