BENGULURU(PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Thursday on a three-day visit to attend the BJP's national executive meeting, which got underway at a hotel in the city earlier in the day.
Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Bharatiya Janata Party's national vice president B.S. Yeddyurappa and state unit president Prahlad Joshi received Modi after he landed at the HAL airport.
As hundreds of BJP cadres and supporters waited in the hot sun outside the airport to greet the prime minister, Modi suddenly alighted from the car and walked up to them, waving and smiling at them. "We are humbled by Modi's gesture to get down from his car and greet us in person. He is our party's true leader and connects well with the workers," an elated party worker told IANS. Amid tight security, Modi drove to Raj Bhavan in a convoy, which was escorted by a fleet of police and VIP vehicles that blocked vehicular traffic on the