Modi reaches Nalanda to meet serial blast victims families, gives Rs 5L as ex-gratia

Patna, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 November 2013, 03:31 PM

BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday visited the families of those killed in Patna serial blasts. His whirlwind tour began at 7 am in Patna on Saturday and will end at 3 pm in Nalanda district, the native district of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Modi reached Bihar on Friday night and will meet the families of the six serial blasts' victims in different districts on Saturday.

Modi boarded a helicopter on Saturday morning to visit the native villages of all six Patna serial blasts victims in Patna, Kaimur, Gopalganj, Supaul, Begusarai and Nalanda districts.

The Gujarat Chief Minister also handed over a cheque of Rs five lakh to the families of those dead in serial blasts.

This is the second time in a week that Modi has been meeting the grieving families to express his personal condolences to them for the death of their kins in the serial blasts during BJP's 'Hunkar Rally' in the state capital on October 27.

On Friday, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar alleged that efforts were being made to disturb harmony.

"Bihar has been a land of harmony ... everybody knows that efforts are being made to disturb this," Kumar told reporters on BJP's 'Asathi Kalash Yatra'.

"Those making efforts to disturb peace can continue with their nefarious acts ... people will foil their attempts which aims to derail the development process," Kumar said.

First Published: Saturday, November 02, 2013 07:58 AM
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