Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee executive member Joginder Awana said: "We have been permitted to hold a maha panchayat at NOIDA's Ramlila Grounds at Sector-33. The venue was selected after the administration denied us permission to organise the gathering at Bhatta-Parsaul."
Additional district magistrate OP Arya said: "After we rejected their application for Bhatta-Parsaul and Jewar, they sought fresh permission Saturday for NOIDA for which we consented. But to hold the meeting at Ramlila Grounds at Sector-33, they have to seekpermission from the NOIDA authority, which owns the grounds."
He added,"We have adequate resources in NOIDA to control any kind of situation, as compared to Bhatta-Parsaul."