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PM visit: 'Emergency-like' situation in Solapur, says Cong MLA

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A day ahead of Narendra Modi's visit to Solapur, and local MLA Tuesday claimed "Emergency-like" situation prevailed in the city and alleged that protests were not being allowed against the government.

Shinde claimed will be shutdown in view of Modi's visit, adding that was being "murdered" in

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.

"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 channel.

"has been murdered and insulted here just because the is going to come. Opposition is part of democracy, but we are not being allowed to register (our protest)," she alleged.

Claiming the route the was supposed to take in 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 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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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 22:12 IST