Ahmedabad cops deny permission to roadshow by Modi, Rahul

The Ahmedabad administration has denied permission to the ‘roadshows’ planned by Rahul Gandhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad tomorrow.

The separate roadshows would have featured Modi and Rahul Gandhi traversing the city in a last minute effort to boost their respective parties’ chances.

Parts of the state, including Ahmedabad, are scheduled to go to the polls on Thursday.

The cops, however, have denied permission citing potential difficulties in managing traffic and maintaining order if the two events were to be allowed.A final roadshow was used by PM Modi to reinvigorate his supporters in the 2014 general elections, when he fought from Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

Both the BJP and the Indian National Congress are engaged in a high-profile, high-stakes fight for the Gujarat state assembly — the first time in over 15 years when Modi is not one of the chief ministerial candidates.