Coimbatore; While the BJP is holding a demonstration against the construction of CITCO in Annoor today, there is a tense situation as more than 200 BJP members are blocking the road by refusing to remove the banners and flagpoles placed without permission.
In Annur, Coimbatore district, farmers have come together to protest against the acquisition of agricultural land and establishment of an industrial estate. In this situation, the BJP is planning to hold a demonstration today in support of the farmers.
The party’s state president Annamalai is coming to Annur today to participate in it. To welcome him, the BJP has put up banners at Chattishala, Mettupalayam road and other places. Also, flagpoles have been planted in the middle of the road.
In this situation, the police instructed the BJP to remove the banners and flagpoles that were put up without permission last evening. At that time, BJP workers started arguing saying that they cannot remove the welcome plaque banners and BJP flagpoles.
Subsequently, more than 200 BJP workers gathered under the leadership of Coimbatore BJP president Balaji Uttama Ramasamy and took part in a sudden road blockade at the junction of Chatti Road and Mettupalayam Road. The police led by Mettupalayam DSP immediately reached the spot and engaged in negotiations asking the picketing people to disperse.
Due to sudden road block by BJP workers, vehicles lined up for a long distance on Mettupalayam and Chatti roads. As a result, there was a tense atmosphere in Annur.