Security being put in place for PM’s Doon visit Modi slated to address public at Parade Ground on April 6
As campaigning picks up pace ahead of voting for the Lok Sabha elections on April 11 in Uttarakhand, the frequency of visits by national level leaders is also on the rise. While Union Home minister Rajnath Singh campaigned in places across the State on Monday, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to address a public rally in the provisional state capital Dehradun on April 5. The State police and authorities of the State and Central level are leaving no stone unturned to ensure necessary security and protocols are observed for the prime minister’s address to be held on the Parade Ground in the heart of the city.
The director general (law and order) Ashok Kumar on Tuesday told The Pioneer that the security of all VVIPs is accorded highest priority. He said, “Regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally on April 5, directions have been issued to the authorities concerned. We will do our best to ensure that everything goes on smoothly.”
The Dehradun Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Nivedita Kukreti said, “Security for the Prime Minister’s visit will be in accordance with the guidelines of blue book issued by the Home Ministry and Special Protection Act.”
Blue book is a classified document containing comprehensive security plan that is followed during the time of VVIP movement, especially that of President, Vice- President and Prime Minister.
According to some sources Uttarakhand Police has asked for no VVIP and VIP movements in the state after April 7, as the state’s police force will be busy in deployment for the elections, the polling for which will be held on April 11.
It is Pertinent to mention here that Bharatiya Janata Party’s national president Amit Shah is also scheduled to visit Uttarakhand today to address a public gathering in Uttarkashi. After that Congress national president Rahul Gandhi is slated to address public rallies at Srinagar, Almora and Haridwar on April 6.
Wednesday, 03 April 2019 | PNS | Dehradun