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BJP yet to receive permission for deplying drone at Shah's
Kolkata, Aug 10 (PTI) BJP is yet to receive permission
arrangements at Amit Shah's rally in the city tomorrow, the
party's leadership said today.
The saffron party, wary after a tent collapsed at
also urged to the police to allow the use of walkie-talkies by
party workers during Saturday's rally at Mayo Road in the
heart of the heart, they said.
As a safety measure the state BJP leadership has
appointed a decorator from Jharkhand to prepare the venue for
Amit Shah's Saturday rally.
According to state BJP sources unlike the Midnapore
rally, the party this time is not building any make shift tent
for its supporters who will participate in the rally.
"We are yet to receive any communication or permission
from the police allowing the deployment of drone at the rally
venue," BJP state general secretary Sayantan Basu said.
Three decorators have been appointed to prepare the
stage and the venue for the programme, he said adding two of
the three are from Kolkata and one from Jharkhand.
"They are looking into the aspect of preparing the
stage and venue," Basu said.
No comment has been made by Kolkata Police on
deployment of drone so far.
A senior state BJP leader said the Jharkhand-based
decorator has a long experience in organising structures for
mega rallies and functions including government programmes.
Well trained party volunteers will also be deployed at
the venue to control the crowd, he said.
"A team of leaders and office bearers from Delhi are
in the city to look after the arrangements so that everything
is in order," he said.
The state unit of the BJP had on Wednesday asked the
city police to grant permission to fly a drone for mass
surveillance during Shah's Saturday rally.
The drone is essential as lakhs of people are
expected to gather at the rally site. So from the security
secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said yesterday.
A BJP delegation led by Vijayvargiya and P Murlidhar
Rao and other state-level leaders visited the rally venue
yesterday and took stock of the preparations.
Over 90 people were injured on July 16 after a section
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