Bomb Blast Scare at Narendra Modi's Rally in Jaipur: Man Arrested For Making Threat Call
PM Narendra Modi while addressing a rally in Jaipur (Photo Credit: IANS)

Jaipur, July 7: A man, identified as Dinesh Saini, on Saturday made a call threatening a bomb blast at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in the capital city. Dinesh was arrested by the police after he made a call to Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje‘s Officer on Special Duty (OSD) threatening a blast at PM Modi's rally.

The accused is said to be mentally disturbed. Recently, the Ministry of Home Affairs ordered to tighten-up the security cover of PM Modi in the wake of an “all-time high” threat to the Prime Minister. The Ministry said there has been an “unknown threat” to Modi, who is the “most valuable target” in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

The police in Pune told a court on June 7 that they had seized a "letter" from the Delhi residence of one of the five people arrested for having alleged "links" with the banned CPI (Maoist). The purported letter allegedly mentioned of a plan to "assassinate" Modi in "another Rajiv Gandhi-type incident", the police had told the court.

Earlier today, PM Modi addressed a rally where he attacked the Congress, saying that people are calling the party "bail gadi" because many of its senior leaders are out on bail in various cases. "These days the Congress party is being called as 'bail-gadi', as some of their prominent leaders are out on bail these days," the Prime Minister said.

Before addressing the meeting Modi laid the foundation stone for several infrastructure projects, with a total outlay of over Rs 2,100 crore, including elevated road project for Ajmer, water supply and sewerage projects in Ajmer, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Hanumangarh, Sikar and Mount Abu.