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Live updates | Cauvery protesters show black flags, cry 'Modi Go Back' in Chennai

PM Modi Is Scheduled To Formally Inaugurate India's Mega Defence Exhibition - The Defexpo- At Thiruvidanthai, About 40 Km From Chennai.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Neha Singh | Updated on: 12 Apr 2018, 04:02:44 PM
Source: ANI

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Tamil Nadu visit on Thursday would be without any public road show as some opposition parties and pro-Tamil outfits in Tamil Nadu will hold a black flag protest against PM's visit to the state.

This comes a day after the main opposition party, DMK, asked people to hoist black flags atop their houses to oppose his visit.

PM Modi has inaugurate India's mega defence exhibition - the Defexpo- at Thiruvidanthai, about 40 km from Chennai.

Meanwhile, T Velmurugan, coordinator of Tamizhar Vazhvurimai Koottamaippu, an umbrella body of pro-Tamil outfits including 'May 17', announced a 'black balloon-cum-black flag' protest against Modi's visit.

The balloons have been released at Meenambakkam in the airport's vicinity and "several other locations."

The black flag protest took place at the Alandur Metro Rail Station, Velmurugan told reporters.

DMK's working president M K Stalin urged Tamil people to hoist black flags and wear black badges as a mark of protest.

Here are the Live Updates on PM Modi's Chennai visit:

#02:06 PM: The Union Government has suggested to the Finance Commission to consider to incentivise States who have worked on population control. Thus, a state like Tamil Nadu, which has devoted a lot of effort, energy and resources towards population control would certainly benefit: PM Modi.

#01:58 PM: Chennai: DMK members protests in Chennai against PM Modi's visit to TamilNadu.

#01:47 PM: Union govt is committed to cooperative federalism, our mantra is 'sabka-sath, sabka-vikas,' let us work together to build a new India that would make our freedom fighters proud: PM Modi in Chennai, TamilNadu.

#01:00 PM: Tamil Nadu: DMK floats a black balloon in Chennai with the slogan 'Modi Go Back', in protest against PM Modi's visit.

#12:14 PM: Chennai: DMK's Kanimozhi joins the party's protest against PM Modi's visit.

#11:57 AM: PM Modi, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and CM EK Palaniswami witness combat free fall demonstration by MARCOs (Marine Commando Force) at Defence Expo 2018 in Tamil Nadu.

#11:21 AM: You would recall the long-drawn process of procurement of fighter aircraft that never reached any conclusion. We've not only taken bold action to meet our immediate critical requirements, but have also initiated a new process to procure 110 fighter aircrafts: PM Modi at Defence Expo 2018.

#11:03 AM: Our commitment to peace is as strong as our commitment to protecting our people & our territory. For this we are ready to take all necessary measures to equip our Armed Forces, including through the establishment of a strategically independent defence industrial complex, says PM Modi.

#11:00 AM: Wonderful to see that more than 500 Indian companies & over 150 foreign companies are here. More than 40 countries have sent their official delegations as well: PM Modi at Defence Expo 2018 in Mahabalipuram, TamilNadu.

#10:58 AM: I am very happy to be here in the land of the great Cholas who established India's historical civilization links through trade & education: PM Modi at Defence Expo 2018 in Mahabalipuram, TamilNadu.

#10:54 AM: PM Modi addresses #DefenceExpo2018 in Mahabalipuram. #TamilNadu.

#10:37 AM: 50 percent of this Expo has Indian manufacturers, most of them small and medium industries, says Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the venue of Defence Expo 2018. 

# 10:16 AM: PM Modi at the venue of #DefenceExpo2018 in Mahabalipuram. 

# 09:37 AM: PM Narendra Modi arrives in Chennai he will be addressing #DefenceExpo2018, later today. 

# 09:34 AM: PM Narendra Modi to arrive in Chennai shortly, protests near the airport in Alandur area.Thamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi leader Velmurugan and other protesters detained

# 09:23 AM: PM Narendra Modi to arrive in Chennai shortly, protests near the airport in Alandur area. 

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First Published : 12 Apr 2018, 09:51:10 AM