The Chittoor district police made elaborate security arrangements for BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s scheduled public meeting at Madanapalle on Thursday morning.
Over 1,500 armed police personnel are deployed to oversee the bandobast in coordination with the Gujarat police and central security teams.
The Madanapalle DSP along with the bomb squad team inspected the helipad and public meeting venues at B.T. College grounds. The meeting is scheduled at 10.50 a.m., when Mr Modi will arrive there after worshiping Lord Shiva at Srikalahasti.
Telugu Desam president N. Chandrababu Naidu will accompany Mr. Modi.
Madanapalle is the heart of Rajampeta Parliamentary constituency spread over Madanapalle, Tamballapalle, Piler and Punganur Assembly segments in Chittoor and Railway Kodur, Rayachoti and Rajampet Assembly segments in Kadapa district.
BJP and TDP cadres of the seven Assembly segments are hectically engaged to crowd mobilisation for Mr. Modi’s meeting.
Former Union Minister Daggubati Purandeswari is contesting as BJP candidate from this Parliamentary constituency. Senior BJP local leader Challapalle Narasimha Reddy is contesting from the Madanapalle Assembly constituency.
The police took stock of the situation and will take steps for diversion of the main traffic from the town through bypass roads from Thursday morning, a couple of hours before Mr. Modi's schedule.