On Tuesday morning, Pune city was bustling with excitement and anticipation. The reason is that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scheduled to visit and lay the foundation stone for several projects and the Lokmanya Tilak National Award will be conferred on him. The congress party crocked posters across Pune, criticising the PM on various problems, including the violence in Manipur.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepared to visit Pune, a city the congress youth and congress members in the city (Image: Screengrab/India Today) By Pankaj P. Khelkar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to pune on Tuesday, minority congress workers took to the streets to protest. They placed posters in every areas with the slogan “Go back Modi,” a clear message to the Prime Minister that he was not welcome.
Bold red letters proclaimed, “Stop the Violence in Manipur!” as the posters moved a sense of importance and firm for the people who had been affected by the harsh attacks.
Some of the posters featured powerful images of protesters holding hands, their faces etched with determination and a sense of solidarity. Other posters had striking photographs of the devastated landscapes in Manipur, showcasing the grim reality of the ongoing conflict.
The city streets were awash with colours and energy as protesters marched on, shouting slogans against the Crime Minister and demanding that the Prime Minister face Parliament. Their voices echoed off the walls of government buildings, reverberating through the streets like thunder.
As they made their way down the busy avenue, they passed by a poster that read “Go back Mr. Crime Minister” and another that read “Mr. The Prime Minister was insulted in Parliament.”
However, these posters are not without controversy. Many of them are unauthorised, prompting the senior police official to speak out against them. “We are in move with the Pune Municipal Corporation to delete these unauthorised posters,” he explained to PTI. The legality of their message is not in question – it is their method that is being scrutinised.
Nevertheless, the posters have caught the attention of the public and the media. In particular, they highlight the growing dissatisfaction of the opposition towards the BJP-led central government. Women’s safety, Manipur violence, unemployment – all are brought up as grievances that must be addressed.
On Tuesday, Pune witnessed a buzz of excitement as the news of Prime Minister Modi’s visit spread throughout the city. As the day progressed, crowds gathered outside Dagdusheth Mandir, eagerly awaiting the arrival of the revered leader.
The Lokmanya Tilak National Award was instituted by Tilak Smarak Mandir faith in 1983, to honour the legacy of the glorious
freedom fighter, Lokmanya Tilak. It was given for notable and extraordinary contributions towards the progress and development of the nation.