PM Modi Reaches Patna: Pays Tribute to Sushil Modi, Stays Overnight at Raj Bhavan

PM Modi Reaches Patna: Pays Tribute to Sushil Modi, Stays Overnight at Raj Bhavan

Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Patna on Monday by special plane, welcomed by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at the airport.

Modi paid respects at the residence of the former deputy CM late Sushil Modi, where he met the grieving family, including Sushil Modi’s wife, Professor JC Sushil Modi, and other relatives. The Prime Minister spent 20 minutes with the family, offering condolences to the bereaved.

Later, he visited the BJP office here, holding a two-hour meeting with party leaders, where he provided strategic guidance for the upcoming elections and discussed various party issues.

A five-kilometre radius around the Prime Minister’s route has been declared a Red Zone, prohibiting drones, hot air balloons, para motors, para gliders, powered hand gliders, and other non-traditional flying objects to ensure security.

On Tuesday, the Prime Minister will start his day with yoga and breakfast at Raj Bhavan. He is also expected to visit Patna’s Eco Park or Veer Kunwar Singh Park on Tuesday.

PM Modi will hold two significant public meetings. The first will be in East Champaran, where former Union Minister Radha Mohan Singh seeks a fourth consecutive victory. The second will take place in Goreyakothi, under the Maharajganj parliamentary constituency, where BJP MP Janardan Singh Sigriwal aims for a hat-trick. This meeting is also expected to influence the neighboring Siwan constituency, where the JD (U) candidate is pitted against RJD.

Modi’s campaign efforts will continue into the sixth and seventh voting phases. He is scheduled to return to Patna on May 25 for public meetings in three parliamentary constituencies: Patliputra, Buxar, and Karakat.

In Pataliputra, BJP candidate Ramkripal Yadav is seeking his third consecutive victory against RJD’s Misa Bharti, who has been defeated twice before. In Karakat, Upendra Kushwaha of Rashtriya Lok Samta Party, a former NDA ally, will challenge BJP’s State General Secretary Mithilesh Tiwari. In Buxar, the BJP has fielded Tiwari after moving out Union Minister Ashwini Choubey.