Kanpur, Dec 18
Simmering disconent against the Centre was evident when, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled address in the city on December 19, a rally hoarding was set ablaze by unidentified miscreants in Sarvodaynagar area here.An FIR has been registered following the incident that took place last night, after BJP leaders here took up the matter with senior district and police officials.
BJP district president Surendra Maithani said party men had rushed to the spot were the hoarding was set ablaze and informed Kanpur SSP Akash Kulhari who directed Kakadev police station to file the FIR. Maithani said they have apprised the Chief Minister's Office and the Prime Minister's Office of the incident.
Meanwhile, preparations are on in full swing at Nirala Nagar Railway ground where Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to address the Parivartan Rally at noon tomorrow. The Special Protection Group and district administration are overseeing security arrangements.
A skill development exhibition will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister ahead of his rally, preparations for which are being overseen by Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy today.
The Congress meanwhile staged a demonstration here against the Prime Minister opposing the demonetisation measure. Congress district president Harprakash Agnihotri said the party would strongly oppose the rally.