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Amid NEET heat, high security at Nilgiris for TN Governor

- April 24, 2022

Chennai, April 24 (BPNS)

The Tamil Nadu police have raked up the security in The Nilgiris as the state Governor R.N. Ravi is at the Raj Bhavan in Nilgiris to attend a two-day conference of University Vice-Chancellors to be held on April 25 and 26.

Several political parties including the ruling DMK and its allies are on a confrontation path with the Tamil Nadu Governor following him not forwarding the bill passed by the state assembly seeking exemption to NEET for Tamil Nadu students to the President of India.

The protest against the Governor at Myladuthurai on April 19 had turned violent with the DMK ally Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) , the ideological body of the DMK, the Dravidar Kazhagam (DK), and the left parties resorting to black flag demonstration. The incident led to criticism from the opposition AIADMK and the BJP and the BJP state president, K. Annamalai shot off a letter to Union Home Minister, Amit Shah to ensure security for the Governor.

Tamil Nadu Government and the state home department do not want any repeat of such a security lapse or intelligence failure at Nilgiris and hence heavy security is deployed around the Raj Bhavan at Nilgiris.

Sources in the state police told BPNS that the security is being monitored by a police officer in the rank of Additional Director General of Police and have two Deputy Inspector Generals and three Superintendents of Police leading the security ring. Police officers said that more than 500 policemen including DySps and Inspectors are also deployed other than the constabulary to provide security to the Governor.

While the DMK wanted to convey the message that it is not happy with the Governor over the NEET issue, it does not want to get flak over security failure to the most important person in the state and has provided heavy security.

Governor R.N. Ravi reached Nilgiris on Saturday landing at Coimbatore airport from the airport till Nilgiris a heavy police force was found on both sides of the road providing security to him. He will leave Nilgiris on Tuesday for Chennai after attending the two-day Vice Chancellor’s conference.