Advertisement
Pardaphash Ads
  1. Home
  2. Elections
  3. Madras HC grants permission PM Modi roadshow in Coimbatore after police denies permission

Madras HC grants permission PM Modi roadshow in Coimbatore after police denies permission

New Delhi: On Friday, The Madras High Court granted permission for roadshow in Tamil Nadu Coimbatore to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, scheduled for March 18. Madras High Court Justice N Anand Venkatesh ordered the Coimbatore Police to make arrangements for the roadshow.

By: Priyanka Verma  Pardaphash Group
Updated:
gnews
Madras HC grants permission PM Modi roadshow in Coimbatore after police denies permission

New Delhi: On Friday, The Madras High Court granted permission for roadshow in Tamil Nadu Coimbatore to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, scheduled for March 18. Madras High Court Justice N Anand Venkatesh ordered the Coimbatore Police to make arrangements for the roadshow.

The order came after a petition filed by Ramesh Kumar who challenged the order denying the permission to conduct the roadshow. Earlier sources said that the district police administration had refused to grant permission for the roadshow, citing various reasons, including security risks.

However, the court has directed the police to permit the roadshow, with certain conditions imposed. After the order, BJP state president K Annamalai thaked the court for hearing the plea and allowing the party to hold its roadshow.

On social media platform X, he said, “We thank the Honourable Madras High Court for hearing our plea challenging the DMK Govt’s move to deny permission for the Road Show of our Hon PM Thiru @narendramodi avl in Coimbatore on the 18th March 2024. The court said,”There shall be a direction to the police to grant the permission and necessary police protection by imposing reasonable conditions.”

BJP state president K Annamalai further said, “The verdict of the Honourable Madras High Court today is a tight slap for the authoritarian DMK Govt & we wish to remind TN CM Thiru @mkstalin that his theatrics cannot stop the growing affinity amongst people for BJP in TN!”

The court said such conditions would also include the route by which the road show would take place, the distance to be covered during the entire road show and restrictions on installation of flex boards during the event. It also urged party workers to abide by the conditions imposed by the police.

This road show was part of PM Modi’s South India tour ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The BJP had sought permission for a 3.6-km long road show in the industrial-textile town.

Sources had said that security risks, communal history of Coimbatore and inconvenience to the general public, especially students, were some of the reasons cited by the police for initially denying permission. The endpoint of the Prime Minister’s road show was RS Puram, one of the places where the 1998 serial blasts took place.

Furthermore, sources had earlier said that no political party or group was allowed to hold a road show given the communally sensitive nature of Coimbatore. Officials also noted that public examinations are scheduled for March 18 and 19, and several schools are located on the proposed route for the road show.

For the latest news and reviews, follow us on Google, Facebook, YouTube and X (Twitter)