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Heavy police deployment in Kanniyakumari for PM Modi’s ensuing visit

- May 29, 2024

Chennai, May 29 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu police have deployed a heavy contingent of police in Kanniyakumari district as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to reach the district tomorrow.

The Prime Minister has announced that he will meditate at Vivekananda Rock memorial on May 30 and May 31 and June 1. He will reach Kanniyakumari in a helicopter from Thiruvananthapuram by 4.45 pm on Thursday and return on June 1 by 3.25 pm from Kanniyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram. Prime Minister will return to New Delhi from Thiruvananthapuram.

Deputy Inspector General of Police, Tirunelveli Range, Pravesh Kumar told media persons that 3000 cops will be deployed for duty and multi layer security will be in place for the visit of the Prime Minister.

The police officer said that vigil has been mounted in all vital installations and sensitive locations in the district.

Meanwhile the Tamil Nadu Congress committee president, K. Selvaperunthugai has come out strongly against the visit of the Prime Minister to Kanniyakumari for meditatat the Vivekananda Rock memorial.

In a post on social media platform ,’X’, Selvaperunthugai said, “The Election Commission of India should not give permission for such a programme as the Model Code of Conduct Rules are in force as per the Representation of People’s Act’.

The Congress leader said that Modi was trying for a silent campaign by entering into a three day meditation at Kanniyakumari.

With the seventh and last phase of the Lok Sabha elections being held on June 1, the Congress Tamil Nadu unit president has charged that Modi was in a silent campaign and that the Election Commission of India should not give permission for such a programme by the Prime Minister.

The Congress leader also said that the party would send a letter to the Election Commission of India in this regard and if necessary would move the court against this.