Modi meets families of victims of Patna blasts, salutes courage of Biharis

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New Delhi, November 2, 2013

Modi consoles families of victims of Patna blasts
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today visited various parts of Bihar to meet the families of the victims of the series of seven explosions that took place near the venue of his "Hunkar" rally at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on October 27 and later praised the people of the state for the courage and patience they had shown after the blasts.
“I congratulate the people of Bihar for the courage and patience they have shown. Even after the blasts took place, they maintained calm,” he told newspersons at the end of his visit.
He offered his condolences to the families of the victims and urged them to be brave, assuring them that they were not alone in their hour of grief.
Mr Modi, who had arrived in Patna yesterday evening, began the day by travelling to Gaurichak village near the state capital this morning to meet the family of one of th victims. Later, he travelled to Kaimur, Nalanda and Beghusarai to meet the families of three more victims.
Mr Modi, who is the Prime Ministerial candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), also handed over a cheque of Rs 5 lakh to each of the families.
Due to heavy fog, Mr Modi could not travel to meeet the families of two of the victims, and spoke to them over the telephone. He promised to meet them later if he got the chance to do so.
“The way the people of Bihar behaved in the midst of bomb blasts is a testament to their courage. I salute this land and the people of this state," he said.
"I came here to share the grief of the families of the blasts victims. Because of bad weather I could not meet two families. In the future, I will try and meet the families I could not meet today due to the weather," he said.
"In BJP's historic rally, terrorists attacked, many innocent people of Bihar lost their lives. I felt like visiting the families of the Patna blasts victims and hence I went to their homes to share their grief."

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