March 25, 2009 5:00:38 pm
BJP prime ministerial candidate L K Advani’s scheduled election rally on March 28 in Azamgarh district has been cancelled,sources said in Azamgarh on Wednesday.
The rally was called off as the district administration denied permission citing security reasons,BJP district President Vinod Rai said.
We have informed about the district administration’s decision to the state party chief, he said.
However,District Magistrate GS Priyardarshi denied the charges and said permission was granted for holding the rally at Hafizpur and there was no security concerns.
About cancellation of the rally,he said it was the decision of the BJP itself.
The district in Eastern Uttar Pradesh had been in news for the wrong reasons after arrests of a number of youths on terror charges following the Batla House encounter.
Sixteen districts in the region are going to polls in the first phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 16.
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