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Modi Public Meet Faces Legal hurdle

BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s plan to address a public meeting in Vandalur on February 8 is facing a legal hurdle with the Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi approaching the Madras High Court opposing it citing inconvenience to public.

Published: 01st February 2014 07:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st February 2014 07:55 AM   |  A+A-

BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s plan to address a public meeting in Vandalur on February 8 is facing a legal hurdle with the Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi approaching the Madras High Court opposing it citing inconvenience to public.

A bench comprising Chief Justice R K Agrawal and Justice K Ravichandra Babu on Friday reserved its order on the plea by VCK propaganda secretary Gowthama Sannah to restrain the director general of police and superintendent of police, Kancheepuram from granting permission to the BJP to conduct the public meeting.

The petitioner said “Vandalur is a thickly populated area and not sufficient to accommodate big crowd. Besides there will be traffic congestion, causing inconvenience to people as Vandalur is situated on the national highway.”

There was no necessity for BJP to hold the public meeting in the guise of election campaign when there was no official announcement of LS elections, the petition stated.He also urged the court to direct the EC to initiate appropriate action against BJP and Narendra Modi for violating the provisions of the Representation of People’s Act 1951 relating to offences and corrupt practices and violation of Conduct of Election Rules 1961.

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