Home Minister Rajnath Singh in an interview with NDTV said Prime Minister Narendra Modi said nothing to polarise the voters in Uttar Pradesh. He admitted that the BJP's closest competition in this election is the alliance between the Samajwadi Party and the Congress; In the last three weeks, around Rs 4 lakh worth of fake 2,000 rupee notes were seized by the Border Security Force. What is worrying is the quality of the fakes as they seem to look very close to the new notes introduced just three months ago. NDTV travelled to Malda and found that the BSF has stepped up vigil to stop the smugglers; Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's thanksgiving trip to the Tirumala temple on Wednesday will cost the taxpayer Rs 5.6 crore. Mr Rao aka KCR is expected to present a solid gold ornament to Lord Balaji and a nose-stud to Goddess Padmavati, both revered deities at Tirupati; all this and more in our news wrap of the day.