Ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit on Wednesday, #GoBackSadistModi began trending on Twitter.

PM Modi to address election rally in Kancheepuram launch multiple projects File image | PTI
news Politics Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 09:35

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, will be visiting Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday, to address an election rally as well as launch various development projects.

PMK leader GK Mani on Tuesday issued a statement calling the party activists to attend the Modi rally in large numbers.

Modi will address a massive rally which will also be attended by leaders of other National Democratic Alliance (NDA) partners, including Chief Minister K Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam from the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), S Ramadoss and Anbumani Ramadoss from the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leaders and S Krishnasamy of the Puthiya Tamilagam (PT).

In Kancheepuram, he would unveil multiple projects in roadways, railways and energy sector including laying the foundation stone for the four-laning of Vikravandi-Sethiyathopu section, Sethiyathopu-Cholopuram section and Cholopuram-Thanjavur section of National Highway-45C. He would also lay the foundation stone for six-laning of Karaipettai-Walajapet section of NH-4.

He would also inaugurate the four-laning and strengthening of carriageway of Avinashi-Tirupur-Avinashipalayam section of NH-381.

In the railway sector, he will launch the project for electrification of Erode-Karur-Tiruchchirapalli and Salem-Karur-Dindigul railway lines, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut the travel time for people and movement of goods on the route.

During his trip, Modi would also unveil the statue of MG Ramachandran at Dr. M.G.R. Janaki College of Arts and Science for Women, Chennai through video link. Ramachandran was an actor and politician, who served as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for 10 years between 1977 and 1987. He was conferred with Bharat Ratna.

The Prime Minister will also interact with beneficiaries of the Ayushman Bharat scheme.

Ahead of his visit, a holiday has been declared for schools in and around his poll campaign venue in Kilambakkam.

According to a report in The Times of India, many private schools in Vandalur, Urapakkam, Kilambakkam and Chengelpet will remain shut on Wednesday. However, Kancheepuram Chief Education Officials have confirmed that board exams for Class XI students will take place at designated centres as announced and there will be no change to that schedule.

Security has been beefed up in the area. More than 6,000 policemen have been deployed and a three-tier security arrangement is in place.

According to the report, while there will be no major traffic diversions, commercial vehicles will not be allowed to take the Maduravoal Bypass or GST Road after 11am on Wednesday and vehicles will be diverted towards Old Mahabalipuram Road at Vandalur junction.

Ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit, #GoBackSadistModi began trending on Twitter. This, however, is not the first time that the PM’s visit to the southern state has received a negative response. 

(With inputs from IANS)

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