Lucknow : A state of high alert has been sounded in Uttar Pradesh following the serial blasts in Patna on Sunday in which five people were killed and over 80 injured, officials said, reports IANS.
A review meeting of the security apparatus in the state has also been called to take stock of the situation in the “season of political rallies”.
While security has been beefed up for the Azamgarh rally to be addressed by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav Tuesday, instructions have been issued to ensure fool-proof security for all political rallies in the state, an official said.
BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s rallies, which are attracting large crowds, could be potential targets of anti-social elements and hence security is being enhanced at his rallies, an official told IANS.
“Particularly after the bomb explosions at Gandhi Maidan in Patna where Narendra Modi was to address the rally, the contours of security for his rallies have certainly changed and we will ensure adequate security,” a senior official said.
Modi is scheduled to address a public rally in Bahraich Nov 8, and since the district is close to the India-Nepal border, intelligence agencies are in a tizzy over the rally.
There are various types of inputs that we get and efforts are on to cross-check, verify such inputs and plug the loopholes, the official said.