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Raigad under security cover, locals, tourists harassed

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Narendra Modi’s visit to Shiv Prathisthan’s program at Raigad fort

Narendra-ModiMahad: BJP’s prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi visited Raigad fort, known as a witness of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s glorious history and brave deeds, for a program.

Modi’s visit has raised speculations among the tourists and the historical Raigad fort is barred for the tourists because of security concerns. Around 3000 policemen have been deployed in the area. The tourists are angry over the ‘no entry’ to the tourists on the fort.

Modi’s visit has affected the local villagers too! The villagers of Konjhar, Punadewadi, Pachad, etc. had to face the security hurdles. The Saturday bus going to Konjhar from Mahad was canceled because of Modi’s security and it raised the anger among the regular passengers.

The program was organized by Shiv Pratishtan from Sangali. Shiv Pratishthan chief Sambhaji Bhide Guruji has been organizing ‘Dharatirth Yatra’ from past 17 years at various forts. This year the fair was organized from Mahangad of Mangaon to Raigad, the then capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji.

Though Modi came in a helicopter here, the security was tightened in the region. The program was scheduled at 11 AM. Police had put up Nakabandi.

A strict checking was taking place at Raigad rope-way’s lower and upper stations. A special helipad was designed for Modi’s helicopter to land in Pachad.    

1 Comment for “Raigad under security cover, locals, tourists harassed”

  1. Why such a hue n cry made by these tourist ? 1st n foremost this sacred place is not at all a tourist place 2ndly the speech rendered by Modi is quite inspirational. These tourist has no rights to make this fort view as a picnic place or a hang out. All genuine SHIVBHAKT’S should take a vow to restore this sacred place to its original glory if not at least preserve the importance of this Rajdhani. To understand and emulate the greatness of the iconic figure such as our Chatrapati one need to have a different mind set and not as a picnicker or tourister. Its high time that we all understand and preserve the history i mean genuine history of the Shakakarte Chatrapati Maharaj !!

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