FROM A CORRESPONDENT
JORHAT, March 25: Prime Minister rendra Modi during his visit to Assam will skip the scheduled one to one discussion programme with noted intellectuals in Jorhat on Saturday and he will fly back to New Delhi to chair an important cabinet meeting. This was disclosed by BJP state general secretary Santanu Puzari in a press meet at Jorhat court, the venue of the Prime Ministers programme.
Addressing mediapersons, the BJP state secretary Santanu Puzari said, “Prime Minister rendra Modi will take part in four different election programme in Assam and as a predefined schedule will arrive at Dibrugarh airport at 9:30 AM on Saturday and will proceed to Tinsukia to attend an election meeting and from there he will fly back to Majuli in an Indian Air Force Helicopter to address another election rally at Jengraimukh at 12:30 noon. At 3 PM the Prime Minister will take part in an election meeting in support of AGP president Atul Bora at Bokakhat. From there he will head straight to Jorhat and this is where the programme has been rescheduled”.
“In Jorhat instead of 6:30 PM, PM Modi will address the four thousand assembled BJP-AGP party workers and members and noted citizens and intellectuals at 5 PM and will fly back to New Delhi immediately after the culmition of the meeting. Earlier the Prime Minister was scheduled to stay overnight at Jorhat but owing to last minute changes and as informed by the SPG (Special Protection Group) the same has been cancelled though a detailed report is still awaited. The meeting in Jorhat is strictly for those invited and entry is restricted. There will be no question and answers and it will be only the Prime Minister who will speak on party lines. The highlight will be the ensuing State Assembly Elections”.
Sources said the BJP Jorhat district committee is trying to get permission from the Jorhat District administration to show the Prime Ministers speech across eight different places in Jorhat through projectors. The Indian Air Force has built a temporary Helipad in the Jorhat Stadium. Once landed, the convoy will enter the Court field venue through a specially carved out route details of which has not been disclosed. Basically it will be a no fly, no man zone in the parameter of minimum five kilometers of the Prime Ministers venue. The SPG has already taken over the venue and cordoned off the site.