CM's office dismisses allegation of trying to thwart PM’s visit
Thiruvananthapuram: The Chief Minister’s office on Tuesday said the allegations of the government trying to obstruct Prime Minister Narendra Modi from visiting the cyclone Ockhi-hit villages of Kerala is baseless.
Some media had reported that the BJP leadership alleged the Kerala government of trying to prevent Modi from visiting Kerala.
The details about Modi’s visit was informed to state government on December 16. It was said that he might visit on Dec 18 or 19. But the place of visit wasn’t mentioned. In the first itinerary obtained, it was said that he will reach Kochi on Dec 18 and will proceed to Lakshadweep. Later, on Dec 19 he will visit Thiruvananthapuram.
But it was later modified and accordingly Modi reached Mangalore on Monday. On Tuesday morning, he went to Lakshadweep. From there he will reach Kerala on Tuesday evening.
The Prime Minister’s itinerary is prepared by his office. The state government has no role in this, the government said.