A day ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Solapur, Congress leader and local MLA Praniti Shinde Tuesday claimed "Emergency-like" situation prevailed in the city and alleged that protests were not being allowed against the government.
Shinde also claimed that the prime minister's visit may even get cancelled given the opposition to it.
She claimed the prime minister's routes had been changed thrice with intelligence agencies having inputs about protests on issues such as farm loan waiver and reservation.
"Cable TV will be banned tomorrow. Cell phone jammers too would be used. There is a report in a newspaper that cable TV will be banned and there is almost Emergency-like atmosphere here (in Solapur)," she told a regional TV news channel.
Claiming the route the Prime Minister was supposed to take in Solapur has been changed in view of protests, Shinde added, "The visit may even get cancelled as there is lot of opposition."
The prime minister will be in Solapur Wednesday to launch various developmental projects.
He will dedicate four-laning of Solapur-Osmanabad section of NH-211 and lay the foundation stone for 30,000 houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna.
He will also launch an underground sewerage system and three sewage treatment plants.
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