Denied permission for road show, Modi to take sea-plane from Sabarmati

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel in a sea-plane from Sabarmati river in the city to Dharoi dam in Mehsana district, on Tuesday, after Ahmedabad police have denied permission to the BJP to conduct road show citing security threat.

Mr. Modi’s return journey would also be by the same sea-plane. “Tomorrow for the first time in the history of the country a sea-plane will land on the Sabarmati river. I will go to Ambaji in the sea-plane after landing in Dharoi dam and come back,” Mr. Modi announced at a poll rally here on Monday.

“Our party had planned my road show tomorrow. However, the administration has not given permission and I had time so I decided to go to Ambaji in the sea-plane,” Mr. Modi said.

“We cannot have airports everywhere, so our government has planned to have these sea-planes,” Mr. Modi said.

The Ahmedabad police have denied permission to the BJP and the Congress to hold road shows of Mr. Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi in the city, citing security and law and order concerns, traffic and inconvenience to the public.

Both leaders were expected to hold road shows in the city on the last day of campaigning on December 12.

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