Election Result 
MADHYA PRADESH - 230
PartyLW
CONG03111
BJP06103
IND14
OTH20
RAJASTHAN - 199
Party20182013
CONG9921
BJP73163
IND137
OTH149
CHHATTISGARH - 90
PartyLW
CONG167
BJP015
BSP+07
OTH00
TELANGANA - 119
Party20182014
TRS8863
TDP, CONG+2137
AIMIM77
OTH39
MIZORAM - 40
Party20182013
MNF265
IND80
CONG534
OTH10
  • search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

    Amit Shah's public meet at Goa airport draws controversy

    By Ians
    |

    Panaji, July 3: The Congress on Monday demanded a case of trespass to be registered over an "authorised" public meeting BJP chief Amit Shah addressed in the prohibited area of Dabolim airport in Panaji on Saturday.

    BJP national President Amit Shah with Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar being garlanded at Dabolim airport upon Shah's arrival on Saturday. PTI Photo

    Led by All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary Girish Chodankar, Congress workers met the airport director BCH Negi to register their protest and later claimed the official admitted no permission had been granted for the event.

    taking note of the complaint, Goa's Dabolim Airport Director B.C. Negi on Monday said that "No permissions were given... I will inquire into it." He was gheraoed by AICC Secretary Girish Chodankar.

    Chodankar demanded an explanaton on how the Bharatiya Janata Party was allowed to host a party meeting on Saturday at the Dabolim International Airport premises, located 40 km from Panaji. The meeting was attended by around 2,500 BJP workers.

    A complaint was filed against Shah on Sunday by a local lawyer, alleging that the meeting was held without any permissions.

    Chodankar, who led the protest at the Airport Director's office, said that holding a meeting at a sensitive installation like an airport showed clear abuse of power by the BJP.

    "Now that the airport director has said that no permissions were given for the party meeting at the airport, action should be taken against the BJP and Shah for the audacity with which they held the function at a vital installation."

    "It is a clear case of abuse of power," Chodankar told reporters after the protest. Goa BJP President Vinay Tendulkar is likely to issue a statement on the issue in the evening.

    IANS

    For Daily Alerts

    For Breaking News from Oneindia
    Get instant news updates throughout the day.

    Notification Settings X
    Time Settings
    Done
    Clear Notification X
    Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
    Settings X
    X
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more