The entry points of all the bordering districts have been sealed.
Vaiko along with his supporters has left for Sanchi to protest Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa who will lay the foundation stone of the proposed Buddhist and Indian Knowledge Studies University at Sanchi on September 21.
The entry points of all the bordering districts have been sealed to check the entry of Vaiko who is coming through Nagpur.
The security personnel are keeping a strict watch on the vehicles. The administration of Chhindwara, Betul and Seoni districts sharing border with Maharashtra have been instructed to monitor the movements and be ready to arrest and send back Vaiko and his supporters. The police are aware of the fact that some supporters of Vaiko have already reached Bhopal by train and they are being watched.
SP of Chhindwara Purushottam Sharma said the border of the district was strictly watched and Vaiko and his supporters would be prevented from entering the state.
Sources said the police intelligence was likely to search the city hotels on Wednesday to trace and arrest the supporters of Vaiko who have entered through other means except road.
While Rajapaksa’s visit is being opposed by the Tamils, the DMK and the MDMK are taking political mileage of it.
The security personnel will take extra precaution on the day of the programme on September 21 in view of MDMK’s proposed protest.
Sources said each and every person participating in the programme would be under scanner. Vaiko’s supporters are likely to come in disguise and therefore none will be allowed to enter the foundation-laying site.
Everyone will be thoroughly checked before entering the venue which will be 4km away from the site where the main function will be held.
Sushma Swaraj will not participate
BHOPAL : Leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj will not participate in the foundation ceremony of the university. She has given health reasons for not participating in the programme. Sources said apart from health reasons, she also wanted to avoid any dispute. Since the MDMK is an ally of the NDA, Swaraj does not want to become a reason for creating any dispute in the NDA by participating in the programme. No representative from the Government of India is participating in the programme.
Trouble makers to be kept away
BHOPAL : State minister Narottam Mishra said no one would be allowed to break law and all precautionary measures would be taken to maintain law and order. The state government would ensure that the trouble-makers were kept away for peaceful conduct of the programme.