Sheila blames security for low turnout at Rahul rally

According to Dikshit,Gandhi’s rally on Sunday was a success where he delivered an “impressive speech”.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:November 19, 2013 1:43 am

A day after AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s Dakshinpuri rally drew thin crowds,Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday blamed heavy security and the police’s refusal to allow water bottles into the venue for the turnout.

“The security for the rally was very tight,people were not allowed to carry water bottles. So they may have been thirsty. When water was not allowed,people got little anguished,” Dikshit said,when asked about the low turnout as well as why people left before Rahul’s speech at the Dakshinpuri rally held on Sunday.

Gandhi’s speech lasted just seven minutes,by the end of which crowds had already started leaving. After waiting for Gandhi for nearly two hours,crowds had begun to leave the venue,forcing Dikshit to ask them to stay back and listen to the speech. The CM had also asked security personnel to not stop people from entering the ground.

According to Dikshit,Gandhi’s rally on Sunday was a success where he delivered an “impressive speech”.

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