For hours, the Yojana Bhawan that houses the Planning Commission was out of bounds for media as the venue and its surroundings were virtually taken over by visiting Gujarat CM Narendra Modi’s security personnel.
Plan panel officials expressed helplessness when mediapersons complained.
The routine media interaction on the first floor was also shifted to below the staircase at the reception, where journalists jostled for a place to stand.
Modi’s security personnel were still calling riot when some journalists protested saying they would boycott the BJP poll mascot’s interaction.
Some officials had even called their family over for a glimpse.