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PM Modi's fast a drama: Congress
15 April 2018, 12:26 | Melanie Burgess
As Protesters Plan Black Flags, PM Modi Will Hover Over Chennai In Chopper
As decided by the BJP's parliamentary party on the last day of the Budget session, Prime MinisterNarendra Modi, party president Amit Shah and all party MPs will observe a fast on Thursday to protest against the impasse in Parliament. A giant hot air balloon, also in black with "Go Back Modi" printed on it, was flown atop the house of former Chennai Mayor Ma Subramanian in Saidapet in Chennai.
MDMK general secretary Vaiko said his party would hold a black flag demonstration at Little Mount here against Modi's visit for his "betrayal" of Tamil Nadu on the Cauvery issue. There were at least 10,000 police personnel present to prevent the situation from worsening.
With protesters lined up enroute, the Prime Minister was forced to stay off roads and depend on a chopper instead to reach Thiruvidanthai, the venue of DefExpo, the prestigious exhibition that seeks to project India as one of the major defence manufacturing hubs. "More than 40 countries have sent their official delegations as well", the Prime Minister said.
Highlighting the role played by the BJP government in reviving the defence sector, Modi said that on May 2014, defence export permissions granted stood at 118, for a total value of $577 million.
Tamil actor and Makkal Neethi Mayyam chief Kamal Haasan issues an "open video" for Prime Minister Modi, appeals him to "deliver justice" that Tamil Nadu is seeking for the Cauvery water issue.
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The Defence Procurement Procedure has been revised with many specific provisions for stimulating the growth of domestic defence industry.
Modi, while addressing over 20,000 Swachhagrahis (cleanliness volunteers) at the concluding ceremony of "Champaran Satyagraha" centenary celebrations in Motihari on Tuesday, accused the opposition of trying to "divide" the country and creating hurdles "from streets to parliament" in the governments' efforts to uplift the poor and the downtrodden.
India is a land of glorious maritime legacy, and Tamil Nadu has been at the forefront of that legacy. The court had given the Centre six weeks to frame the scheme on the verdict.
"We would assemble at airport at 9 am and show black flags". The group's leader Velmurugan, too, was detained.
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