Modi’s first Delhi rally: In pictures
BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed his first - and a mammoth - rally in Delhi in his new avatar. Here are some sidelights.
When the weather gods smiled on Modi
As the sky grew overcast and strong gusts of wind started ripping off the Modi posters and buntings, BJP leaders and organisers had their fingers crossed that the impending rain should not wash away the first ever public rally by Modi. And the weather gods smiled!
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had made preparations on a grand scale for the rally in north Delhi’s Japanese Park - that included a sophisticated sound system and 20 giant screens around the venue to show the event live to the lakhs gathered.
Reacting on the rumours that Congress may name Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman, Nandan Nilekani as its candidate for Prime Minister, JD(U) Leader Shivanand Tiwari said the move could be suicidal for the party.
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