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Police give nod to Kejriwal rally in Buldhana

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Police have granted permission for a public gathering to be addressed by Kejriwal at in Maharashtra's district on January 12, an leader said today.

The police had last week denied permission for Kejriwal's rally, citing "difficulty in crowd management".

(AAP) said today that the district police yesterday granted the permission for the event.

In a tweet in Marathi, Kejriwal said, "On the occasion of Rajmata on January 12, I am coming to Sindkhed Raja to have a dialogue with the people of "

The chief minister, who is also the national convener, will address the public at on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Rajmata Jijabai, sometimes referred to as Jijau, the mother of 17th century Maratha warrior Maharaj.

A function to mark is held every year at

The event is organised every year on January 11 and 12 and lakhs of people throng to Sindkhed Raja for a 'darshan' of Jijau.

Four to five lakh people are expected at Sindkhed Raja this year, a in earlier said.

Expressing displeasure over the delay in grant of permission for the rally, Menon said, "When we applied for permission in mid-December, our plea was rejected. Then we had to speak to the DG (law and order) and even I met Chief Minister to get it (permission).

"Though the was quite helpful and he spoke to Buldhana's SP, even then it took three days to get the permission in writing," she said.

She said Kejriwal would arrive in Aurangabad on January 11 evening and the next day, he would head to the Jijamata Palace in Buldhana where he would seek her blessings and later address the rally.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 13:55 IST