PM Narendra Modi To Attend Closing Ceremony Of Allahabad High Court's 150 Anniversary

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PM Narendra Modi To Attend Closing Ceremony Of Allahabad High Court's 150 Anniversary

This will be PM Modi's first visit to Allahabad since BJP's victory in the state polls.


Allahabad:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tomorrow attend the closing ceremony of Allahabad High Court's sesquicentennial celebrations. The Prime Minister will land at the Bamrauli airport on the outskirts of Allahabad at 10 am where he will be received by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, among others, the district information office said.

Thereafter, Mr Modi will be driven to the High Court premises, about 20 kms from the airport, where he will be joined by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad and a number of judges of Supreme Court and Justices of various High Courts.

Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya is also likely to welcome the Prime Minister at the airport. Members of the state cabinet Siddharth Nath Singh and Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi are already camping in the city.

While Mr Maurya is a Lok Sabha member from Phulpur, which covers a major part of the city, Mr Singh and Mr Nandi respectively represent Allahabad (West) and Allahabad (South) in the state assembly.

This is the first visit of the Prime Minister to the city after the BJP came to power in the state last month.

During his two-day tour in Allahabad last year, for attending the
BJP's national executive meeting, Mr Modi had paid a brief, informal visit to the High Court and interacted with judges and members of the Bar.

The year-long sesquicentennial celebrations were inaugurated in March, 2015 by President Pranab Mukherjee.

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