According to media reports, Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi contacted the Gujarat chief minister and requested him to visit Patna
Modi will use a helicopter to visit six villages to meet families of victims and will also visit the Patna Medical College and Hospital to meet the seriously injured, reports said.
Meanwhile, the police and NIA sources have told CNN-IBN channel that a total of 18 bombs were planted in Gandhi Maidan, which was the venue of Modi's Hunkaar rally on Sunday.
The channel quoting sources reported that Modi was also one of the targets of the Patna serial blasts that rocked the city on Sunday and killed six people.
Earlier in the day, the Bihar Police said they have arrested the third suspect involved in the serial blasts.
The arrested suspect has been identified as Tabish.
Based on leads provided by Imtiaz Ansari, who was arrested in connection with the blasts, the police picked up Tabish from Motihari district in Bihar.
The police have named Ansari, the man who was arrested from the Patna railway station, the site of Sunday's first blast, as the mastermind of the strike.
Ansari is one of the six men named in the FIR that also names his mentor Tehseen Akhtar, reports said.
The police said that Ansari could be part of a newly formed module of the terror group Indian Mujahideen in Ranchi set up by Akhtar and wanted to create panic and trigger a stampede that could cause many deaths.
The bombs were defused by security forces who were quoted as saying that at least one of the three was very powerful and could have caused greater damage.
Six people were killed and over 80 others were injured in a series of crude bomb explosions before Modi's Hunkar Rally at Gandhi Maidan in Patna.
--IBNS (Posted on 30-10-2013)