Security beefed up in TN ahead of PM`s visit
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Last Updated: Friday, December 23, 2011, 21:48
Chennai: Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's two-day visit to Tamil Nadu from December 25, police have tightened security in the city and other places on his itinerary.

"We have made necessary arrangements for Prime Minister's visit. Our personnel are keeping vigil. We are well prepared," Greater Chennai Police Commissioner J K Tripathy said.

Visiting the city for the second time this year, Singh would arrive here on Sunday evening and spend the night at Raj Bhawan.

On December 26, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the 125th birth anniversary function of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan at Madras University. The same day, Singh will fly to Karaikudi to inaugurate Dr Ramanujan Centre for Higher Mathematics at Alagappa University and inaugurate two hospitals.

Earlier this week, Additional DGP (Law and Order) S George reviewed the security arrangements in Tiruchirapalli and Sivaganga districts.

Some political parties -- MDMK, DMDK, TMMK -- have announced that they will stage black flag demonstrations against the Prime Minister protesting Centre's silence on Mullaperiyar Dam issue over which Tamil Nadu is locked in a row with Kerala over building a new reservoir in its place.

"If they show black flags, they will be arrested," Tripathy said.


First Published: Friday, December 23, 2011, 21:48

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