Allahabad, Apr 2: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday will attend the closing ceremony of Allahabad High Court’s sesquicentennial celebrations. This will be the first visit to Uttar Pradesh after the BJP registered a thumping victory in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017. On his arrival in Allahabad, PM Modi will be received by UP CM Yogi Adityanath and Governor Ram Naik. The Prime Minister is expected to land at the Bamrauli airport on the outskirts of Allahabad around 10 am.
Thereafter, Mr Modi will be driven to the High Court premises, about 20 kms from the airport, where he will be joined by Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad and a number of judges of Supreme Court and Justices of various High Courts.
Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya is also likely to welcome the Prime Minister at the airport. Members of the state cabinet Siddharth Nath Singh and Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi are already camping in the city.
While Mr Maurya is a Lok Sabha member from Phulpur, which covers a major part of the city, Mr Singh and Mr Nandi respectively represent Allahabad (West) and Allahabad (South) in the state assembly.
This is the first visit of the Prime Minister to the city after the BJP came to power in the state last month.
During his two-day tour in Allahabad last year, for attending the BJP’s national executive meeting, Mr Modi had paid a brief, informal visit to the High Court and interacted with judges and members of the Bar.
The year-long sesquicentennial celebrations were inaugurated in March, 2015 by President Pranab Mukherjee.