Narendra Modi is set to address a public rally in Kolkata on 5 February 2014. This particular rally, drawing huge crowd is nothing new for Kolkata, but people spending money to listen to a leader is something special and rare, and this is what is exactly happening with Narendra Modi's rally at Brigade Grounds Kolkata, where people will shell out money to witness his speech.
crowd of over 7 lakhs is expected at the rally, which is almost the
same as that of the rally addressed by CM
Mamata Banarjee recently. A 'pre-rally security arrangement' three
days in advance has been started. Over 500 cops have been assigned
for the said purpose as well. Apart from this, the National Security
Guard (NSGs) are expected to begin their anti-terror exercise, as
reported by Economic Times.
of tight security in place, the West Bengal BJP has expressed their
concern over the security arrangements made by the Kolkata police. A
Gujarat police team, led by IG (CID) S S Trivedi is also looking into
the security issues of Modi's Kolkata rally. They also had a meeting
with Lalbazar police officers about some last moment security
Central intelligence agencies cautioning the city police regarding
similar blasts like the ones at Modi's rally in Bihar, stringent
measures are being taken. The bomb squad and the dog squad are also
inspecting the ground and the adjacent areas. And on the day of
rally, 30 CCTV cameras and six watch towers will monitor the entire
venue in order to avoid any mishaps, if any.