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BJP gets nod for Modi rally in Patna

After strong protests from BJP, the Patna district administration gave permission to the party to hold a rally to be addressed by Narendra Modi in October in the entire Gandhi maidan.

‘There was some confusion which has now been resolved and permission has been granted for holding BJP rally in the entire Gandhi maidan on 27 October,’ district magistrate N Shrawan Kumar said.

A controversy had erupted when the Patna district administration yesterday conveyed its decision to provide permission to BJP to hold rally only in half portion of the historic Gandhi Maidan in view of proposed Education Day celebration and book fair from 20 to 30 October.

As soon as the letter to this effect bearing signature of an additional district magistrate reached BJP office, the party got infuriated saying it was done following instruction from ‘above’ out of political rivalry. Later, the DM intervened and granted permission to BJP to hold the rally in the entire Gandhi maidan.

The rally will be party’s campaign committee chief Narendra Modi’s first political engagement in Nitish Kumar’s home turf.
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