STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Chennai Police book BJP state chief L Murugan for gathering crowd for PM Modi's birthday celebrations

According to the police, the party functionaries had gathered at least 1,000 people along a stretch of about one kilometer.

Published: 20th September 2020 02:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th September 2020 02:07 AM   |  A+A-

National Commission for Scheduled Castes Vice Chairman L Murugan

National Commission for Scheduled Castes Vice Chairman L Murugan

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: The Chennai police on Saturday booked BJP state president L Murugan on charges of violating lockdown norm and gathering crowd during the birthday celebrations of Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Thursday.

According to the police, the party functionaries had gathered at least 1,000 people along a stretch of about one kilometer. Murugan then boarded a chariot as the cadre cheered, many without masks and not maintaining social distance, the police said.

Murugan and a few other functionaries were booked under various Sections of the Indian Penal Code, and Section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, and Section 51 (b) of the Disaster Management Act.
Similarly, 50 district functionaries  were also booked on similar charges at Korattur police station on Friday, for gathering without permission. 

‘Can win at least 60 seats alone’
Tiruvannamalai: BJP state general secretary KT Raghavan said that the party was prepared to face the Assembly polls alone, and would win at least 60 seats. Raghavan was chairing a meeting of the party’s zonal and district heads here on Friday. He said: “We are ready for the polls. Even if we contest alone, we can win 60 seats, and have identified the seats where we have winning prospects.” 



Comments(1)

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

  • Blrean

    Good joke
    1 month ago reply
IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp