The JD(U) workers were quick to rebut the allegations and claimed that BJP workers had pulled down their posters and replaced them with posters of the Prime Minister. Gaya District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar Agarwal said, "We have received poster and hoarding related complaints from two places. There are claims and counter claims by workers of two political parties. We are probing the matter and necessary action will be taken."

Meanwhile, intensive checking of incoming and outgoing vehicles is being conducted at various checkpoints. The Gaya DM said that over 2,000 police constables and 1,000 magistrates and police officers have been deployed especially on rally duty. The security arrangements are apart from the inner circle security provided by Special Protection Group to the Prime Minister. Traffic plan of the city has been strengthened.

"We have rehearsed the carcade movement today. Ten new gates have been erected at Gandhi Maidan rally venue to deal with crowd. Earlier, there were just three gates. CCTV cameras have been mounted at vantage points. Metal detectors have been installed at the gates. Everything will be 100 percent ready by this evening," Agarwal added.

Bodh Gaya visit cancelled

PM Modi's visit to Bodh Gaya during his trip to Gaya in Bihar has been cancelled, an official said.

A senior police official in Gaya said Modi's proposed visit to Bodh Gaya was changed because of paucity of time. Another district official said security arrangements have been tightened in Bodh Gaya and a team of security personnel have inspected the area.

A Buddhist monk in Bodh Gaya said Modi's visit would have sent a positive signal to Buddhist countries as the temple premises were rocked by serial bomb blasts in July 2013.

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