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Modi jinx or jive?

THE PROPOSED visit of Narendra Modi, Gujarat Chief Minister, is giving the jitters to the State Government. Given the sensitive situation in the wake of Mumbai blasts, the Government is keen to get his visit postponed until the forthcoming Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations and `nimajjanam' are over. Added to this is the Karawan Assembly bypoll where the BJP and the MIM will fight it out. Modi's visit will invariably take the election fever several degrees higher.

No doubt Hyderabadis have demonstrated time and again their nerve, not to let any situation go out of hand, even if some miscreants are out to disturb communal harmony. Yet the authorities simply do not want to leave anything to chance. Well, Modi's proposed jaunt has taken the centrestage!

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