Shah to ride pil­lion for 600m with Bar­ala, from he­li­pad to rally venue

Hindustan Times (Bathinda) - - Htpunjab & Haryana - Hardik Anand hardik.anand@hin­dus­tan­times.com ■ ■

JIND : BJP na­tional pres­i­dent Amit Shah, in whose wel­come Haryana has rolled out a red car­pet and will line up 1 lakh mo­tor­cy­cles from across the state, may not take a bike ride dur­ing his rally in Jind on Thurs­day.

Haryana BJP gen­eral sec­re­tary San­jay Bha­tia, who is the or­gan­iser of the Jind rally, told HT that the BJP chief will ride pil­lion with state BJP pres­i­dent Sub­hash Bar­ala and will cover a mere 600 me­tres on the mo­tor­cy­cle.

“I don’t know if he (Shah) knows how to ride a bike, but since he is our guest, he will com­fort­ably sit and state lead­ers will do the driv­ing,” Bha­tia added

AR­RIVES ON CHOP­PER

A he­li­pad has been con­structed for Shah’s he­li­copter in fields, just a few acres from the rally ground that is near the new bus stand site.

Shah is ex­pected to cover the dis­tance from the he­li­pad to the rally ground on a mo­tor­cy­cle with a cav­al­cade fol­low­ing him.

He will sit with Bar­ala; BJP na­tional gen­eral sec­re­tary Ram Lal will ride pil­lion with chief min­is­ter Manohar Lal Khat­tar driv­ing the bike.

Haryana BJP party in-charge Anil Jain will ride pil­lion with Yuva Mor­cha leader Man­ish Ya­dav.

Shah is ex­pected to land in Jind around noon and start the BJP cam­paign for 2019 Lok Sabha and gen­eral as­sem­bly elec­tions. Bik­ers from far-off places such as Me­wat, Farid­abad and Pal­wal had started reach­ing Jind on Wed­nes­day evening.

30 PARA­MIL­I­TARY COM­PA­NIES DE­PLOYED

As many as 30 para­mil­i­tary com­pa­nies com­pris­ing 100 men each

have been de­ployed in Jind to check on law and or­der sit­u­a­tion.

In Ro­htak, from where around 40% of the bik­ers will pass to reach Jind, 13 com­pa­nies of para­mil­i­tary

com­pa­nies have been de­ployed and traf­fic di­ver­sions will re­main in place.

MANOJ DHAKA/HT

Para­mil­i­tary per­son­nel de­ployed at a se­cu­rity check­point in Ro­htak on Wed­nes­day.

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