Mega showdown in Delhi today as Modi, Rahul Gandhi take Lok Sabha battle to national capital

This is the first public rally for both the leaders in Delhi for the ongoing polls


Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi are set to address Lok Sabha campaign rallies in the national capital on Saturday. This is the first campaign-related public meeting for both the leaders in Delhi.

While Modi will address a public gathering in North East Delhi from where the party has fielded sitting MP Manoj Tiwari, Rahul Gandhi will be Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha constituency to campaign for INDIA bloc candidates.

Delhi will vote in phase 6 of the Lok Sabha polls on May 25. The BJP had won all the seven seats in Delhi in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

Delhi BJP chief Manoj Virendra Sachdeva said the prime minister's campaign rally in Delhi will be "historic" and added that a large number of supporters are expected to attend the rally.

Tiwari said people in his constituency are excited about Modi's visit and added that the party has made elaborate arrangements for the rally.

Meanwhile, Gandhi will address a massive public meeting for the Congress candidates of INDIA bloc at the Ramlila Ground, said Delhi Congress leader Anil Bharadwaj.

Congress' interim Delhi chief Devender Yadav took stock of the preparations for the meeting in the Wazirpur assembly segment of Chandni Chowk, the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee said in a statement.

Yadav urged Congress workers and leaders to make the public meeting a grand success.

Under a seat-share arrangement, INDIA bloc constituents the Congress has fielded candidates from three seats while AAP is contesting from four.

Security beefed up

Security has been beefed up in the national capital ahead of the two campaign events. According to media reports, apart from the special protection group (SPG), the security wing of the Delhi Police and the local police will be at the PM's rally. There will be about 2,000 security and traffic personnel in and around the area to manage the crowds. 

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