PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi to hold first campaign rallies in Delhi today

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PM Modi and Rahul Gandhi to hold first campaign rallies in Delhi today

On Saturday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to speak at his first public gathering for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in North East Delhi. On the same day, Rahul Gandhi, the leader of the Congress, will campaign at the Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency, holding his first-ever poll rally in the city, one week before all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi go to polls on May 25.

On Friday evening, Virendra Sachdeva, the president of the Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Manoj Tiwari, the party's candidate for North East Delhi, and other leaders went to the PM's rally site to assess the level of preparations. "The public will be able to witness the workers' enthusiasm during PM Modi's historic event. It is anticipated that a sizable crowd would attend the event, according to Sachdeva.

It is a source of great pride for our region that global leader Narendra Modi is visiting North East Delhi to lead us as the PM. The Delhi BJP has prepared elaborate arrangements for the historic gathering, which will take place since everyone in the area is eager to meet and hear their well-liked prime minister, according to Tiwari. At 4 p.m. on Saturday, the PM will speak at a rally for the first time in the Ghonda assembly constituency at DDA ground in Yamuna Khadar. For the third time, he would ask for the public's blessing in support of Manoj Tiwari, the candidate running for the North East Delhi seat, according to Ghonda MLA Ajay Mahawar.

"Rahul Gandhi will address a massive public meeting for the Congress candidates of INDIA bloc at the Ramlila Ground, near the sports complex, Ashok Vihar, at 6pm on Saturday," announced Delhi Congress leader Anil Bharadwaj in the meantime. When the prime minister speaks at the rally at the DDA ground, a minimum of four layers of security will be in place, consisting of the special protection group (SPG), the Delhi Police's security branch, and the local police, according to two police officers who are aware of the security arrangements.

In order to control the crowd and traffic and make sure that nothing untoward occurs during the PM's rally, more than 2,000 security and traffic personnel will be stationed inside and outside the arena. Before the rally starts on Saturday, all security drills, including scanning the venue and its surroundings, will be completed. Scent dogs, bomb detection and disposal teams, and other relevant teams will undertake a final assessment.

The PM's interior security perimeter will be formed by the commandos of the Special Protection Group, while the PM security wing officers of the Delhi Police would occupy the second tier of security. According to an anonymous officer, members of the city police and armed paramilitary groups would handle the second layer of exterior security. The Prime Minister would arrive at the location in a helicopter, according to the second officer, right after attending an electoral rally in Sonepat, Haryana. According to the officers, Delhi Police Chief Sanjay Arora met with senior officers on Friday and evaluated the security setup.