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Nitish Kumar, Narendra Modi to face-off in Nawada today

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 09:58

Zee Media Bureau

Nawada: It`s going to be a blockbuster Wednesday in Bihar, as both Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address rallies in Nawada district.

While Nitish will campaign at Nadriganj, about 25 km from district headquarters at 11:30 am, Modi will address the meeting at 2:30 pm in Nawada town.

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 canvass 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.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 09:31
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