Tight security in place for PM Modi's visit to Bastar

15 April, 2018, 00:22 | Author: Gladys Mathis
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will work on Thursday (tomorrow) but on an empty stomach as he keeps a day's fast along with other lawmakers of the ruling BJP in protest against disruptions in Parliament. However, he was greeted with black flags and black balloons upon his arrival in Chennai. Cadres of CPI and CPI (M) also took part in the DMK led demonstrations to protest against Modi's visit over the Centre's "inaction" to form the Cauvery Management Board. There were at least 10,000 police personnel present to prevent the situation from worsening.

PM Modi is in Chennai for the inauguration of the Defence Expo 2018 and had also opened new medical facilities at the Adyar Cancer Institute. More than 40 countries have sent their official delegations as well.

On the defence front, he said his government has taken steps to strengthen and improve manufacturing licenses, exports clearances, Foreign Direct Investment and reforming procurement.

We are committed to establishing 2 Defence Industrial Corridors: 1 in TN & 1 in UP. "Fasting is not going to stop him from coming here", Sitharaman said, after opening the DefExpo 2018 that showcases India's capability to manufacture arms and weapons platform systems. Today's protest comes two days after pro-Tamil outfits opposing the IPL match in the city, trying to play spoilsport over the Cauvery issue. "These will utilize defence manufacturing ecosystems in the regions and further build upon it", PM Narendra Modi added.

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Earlier reports had said that Modi would be raising the issue of Sikh radicalism in the United Kingdom with May in the backdrop of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in the country on April 18.

Opposition leader M.K. Stalin, told a rally in Seerkazhi, "As someone who only flies on planes, look down for the black flags that are waved as a display of our emotions". "People are more important than elections", says Haasan, urging the PM to ensure that the Supreme Court verdict on the matter is implemented in time.

The police detained around 200 protesters.

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