Tamil Nadu Government denies BJP's 'Vel yatra', Cites COVID-19 situation in the state

Tamil Nadu Government has informed the court that it cannot give permission for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to take out 'Vel Yatra.' The reason cited by the Tamil Nadu Government for denial of permission is the present COVID-19 situation in the state and that's why they are rejecting this permission which was sought by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

BJP's 'Vel yatra' has sparked a controversy in the state with major political parties opposing it. CPI(M) state secretary K Balakrishnan had earlier in a statement demanded that the state government refuse permission to Tamil Nadu BJP's Vel yatra, stating that at a time of a pandemic this should not be allowed.