Modi made to stop campaign speech, move to another venue

Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi had to abruptly stop his campaign speech at Turkaulia in East Champaran district and move to another venue as authorities demanded to see the permission letter for holding the meeting.

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2010, 15:16 PM IST

Motihari: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil
Kumar Modi had to abruptly stop his campaign speech at Turkaulia in East Champaran district and move to another venue as authorities demanded to see the permission letter for
holding the meeting at a school ground today.

Modi was to address the meeting at the grounds of a
government high school at Turkaulia to canvass for BJP nominee
Krishnanandan Paswan and had arrived as per schedule by
helicopter from Patna.

Block Development Officer Ram Pravesh asked Paswan to
show the permission letter from the authorities for holding
the meeting during the school hours.

Modi had to move to another venue while Paswan`s agent
Anil Rai turned up with the permission letter from Areraj
sub-divisional officer V K Pandey before he was allowed to
continue his speech.
Pandey later told reporters that he had cancelled the permission
granted for the meeting on the ground that no meeting could
take place during school hours and informed Modi of it at the
venue.

Also the notification cancelling the permission granted
to Modi for holding the meeting had failed to reach the BDO.
``Modi heard me patiently and stopped his speech. He then
took off to another venue for campaigning,`` he said.

PTI