IT corridor chokes as fans throng Modi rally in droves

IT corridor chokes as fans throng Modi rally in droves

With all roads leading to Bommanahalli, the venue of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s rally, the IT corridor was chock-a-block with vehicles moving at a snail’s pace.  

People arrived in thousands – those nearby walking, others riding all the way, waving flags and raising pro-BJP slogans. 

Despite being an eight-lane road, all the lanes and bylanes were bursting at their seams packed with vehicles of all kinds, with horns blaring, adding to the din and cacophony and chaos and confusion all around. 

The campaign ground, which was expected to accommodate over two lakh people, too was packed beyond its estimated capacity, as people poured in non-stop.

Seeking to have an up, close and as near a glimpse of the possible future prime minister as possible, people took to all vantage points atop highrises craning their neck and trying to catch Modi and his speech.

With their force inadequate, the police had tough time not only managing the crowd but also keep a watching eye on them. 

And as usual, local eateries made brisk business selling packed foods as famished visitors flocked to buy food. 

Post-rally, it was quite an effort to touch base with friends and relatives to head home. 

“Where are you? We are waiting here,” was the common conversation over mobile phone. Given that they had come to hear him, Modi did not disappoint. 

With his acerbic wit and humour, Modi was in his elements. The dominant theme being coal scam and Commonwealth Games scam. 

Referring to Union coal ministry’s submission to Supreme Court on the missing files, he said: “They said the coal files are missing and power companies do not have coal and the country is lifeless. 

Ridiculing Rahul Gandhi’s comment on creating infrastructure for development, he quipped: “The Shehzada says road map of infrastructure is ready in his brain. But does it need 60 years to think of infrastructure ?” 

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