Narendra Modi, ML Khattar ensured corruption-free governance: Amit Shah

11:17AM			15 Feb 18								
Paramilitary personnel deployed across the city

Panchkula BJP workers all set to begin the rally. Shah will also ride a bike for a short distance to reach the venue tomorrow.

The Congress has also opposed the rally.

Further, BJP is also trying to consolidate its hold on Jind, considered the nerve-centre of Haryana politics, and adjoining areas.

He said while several Dera Sacha Sauda followers had been put behind bars in connection with the violence which broke out after the sect chief's conviction in a rape case in August past year, "ironically, the government has made a decision to withdraw cases against Jat agitation rioters who indulged in violence during the February 2016 quota stir".

It may be recalled that ahead of the rally, the Haryana Government had announced to withdraw 70 FIRs registered against 822 Jat agitators in connection with the February 2016 Jat quota stir violence.

The Akhil Bhartiya Jat Aarkashan Sanghrash Samiti (AIJASS) led by Yashpal Malik made a decision to call off strike during Shah's visit.

Saini said he would not attend a public rally to be addressed by BJP president, Amit Shah, at Jind tomorrow.

Security presence in the city was increased and as many as 100 companies of central forces and 250 companies of Haryana Police were deployed.

Meanwhile, scores of Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) workers were detained after they showed black flags as a mark of protest against the rally. According to sources, Shah will arrive in Jind from Delhi and Haryana CM Khattar will arrive from Chandigarh.

State BJP leader Rajiv Jain said the rally was part of "Mission Vistaar" or to strengthen the party at the booth level and to gear up the cadre for polls.

Khattar is personally overseeing the arrangements along with state party president Subhash Barala and Haryana BJP party in-charge Anil Jain. Police and security forces have been put on alert to keep the situation under control.



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