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Bihar elections: PM Modi’s rally at Bhabhua gets EC nod

india Updated: Oct 12, 2015 07:34 IST
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Kaimur district administration has granted clearance for the PM’s rally at the Airport Maidan at Bhabhua.(HT Photo)

The decks have been cleared for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally at Bhabhua on Monday, permission for which was earlier denied by the Kaimur district authorities, following the go ahead from the Election Commission, officials said.

Kaimur district administration has granted clearance for the PM’s rally at the Airport Maidan at Bhabhua, deputy inspector general of police (DIG), Shahabad Range, Md Rahman told PTI.

He said that he along with the IG (Security) Ajitabh Thakur was camping at the venue to supervise security arrangements. Rahman said there were certain issues related to entry and exit of the rallyists with the Airport Maidan having a single-point entry and exit, but the problem has now been resolved with the organizers acquiring farmland adjacent at the venue.

The PM’s rally in Bhabhua had run into controversy with Kaimur district magistrate Divesh Sehra on Saturday denying permission despite SPG clearance for the event.

A BJP delegation comprising former deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, state unit president Mangal Pandey and the party’s central in-charge Bhupendra Yadav had submitted a memorandum to the chief electoral officer (CEO) Ajay V Nayak seeking his intervention for grant of permission. Pandey had charged the district magistrate with “acting under the pressure of the state government.”