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BJP yet to receive permission for deplying drone at Shah's

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

BJP is yet to receive permission from to deploy a drone to monitor the security arrangements at Shah's rally in the city tomorrow, the party's leadership said today.

The saffron party, wary after a tent collapsed at Narendra Modi's rally in July, have also urged to the police to allow the use of walkie-talkies by party workers during Saturday's rally at Mayo Road in the heart of the heart, they said.

As a safety measure the state BJP leadership has appointed a decorator from to prepare the venue for Shah's Saturday rally.

According to state BJP sources unlike the rally, the party this time is not building any make shift tent for its supporters who will participate in the rally.

"We are yet to receive any communication or permission from the police allowing the deployment of drone at the rally venue," said.

Three decorators have been appointed to prepare the stage and the venue for the programme, he said adding two of the three are from Kolkata and one from

"They are looking into the aspect of preparing the stage and venue," Basu said.

No comment has been made by on deployment of drone so far.

A said the Jharkhand-based decorator has a long experience in organising structures for mega rallies and functions including government programmes.

Well trained party volunteers will also be deployed at the venue to control the crowd, he said.

"A team of leaders and office bearers from are in the city to look after the arrangements so that everything is in order," he said.

The state unit of the BJP had on Wednesday asked the city police to grant permission to fly a drone for mass surveillance during Shah's Saturday rally.

The drone is essential as lakhs of people are expected to gather at the So from the security point of view a drone is a necessity, BJP national general secretary said yesterday.

A BJP delegation led by Vijayvargiya and P Murlidhar Rao and other state-level leaders visited the rally venue yesterday and took stock of the preparations.

Over 90 people were injured on July 16 after a section of a tent caved in during Narendra Modi's speech at a public rally in West Bengal's district.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 18:10 IST