St Andre legislator Vishnu Wagh said his party should be more circumspect.

A sloppily constructed five-storey building at Canacona, 80 km from Panaji, collapsed on January 5. The rescue teams till late Thursday night were searching through the debris to find out if any bodies were buried.

"I am disappointed about the manner in which my party is going about with the preparations for the meeting despite so many deaths in the building collapse tragedy. They should tone down the celebrations a bit," Wagh told reporters in Panaji.

The Bharatiya Janata Party state unit has pulled out all stops for Modi who is scheduled to address the public rally in Merces, on the outskirts of Panaji, one of 100 such meetings planned throughout India, ahead of 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Commenting on Wagh's objection, senior BJP leader Laxmikant Parsenkar said that the party was saddened by the tragedy, but the rally was a different event altogether.'

(Agencies)

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