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Sunday, 19 January 2020 1.22 PM IST

President Ram Nath Kovind not to visit Sabarimala, will only visit Lakshadweep

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NEW DELHI: It was earlier reported that President Ram Nath Kovind would visit the Sabarimala temple on Monday. However, the latest report suggests that the office of the president has cancelled the plan.

According to sources, the President, who arrives in Kochi on January 6, will leave for Lakshadweep by next day morning. Upon returning to Kochi on January 9, the president will soon head back to Delhi. It is learnt that the itinerary provided the Rashtrapathi Bhavan does not have Sabarimala visit mentioned in it. Earlier, Pathanamthitta collector had handed over a report to the state government suggesting various inconveniences in the region including security concerns about the helipad in Sabarimala.


Though a giant water storage tank was considered for the landing of the helicopter, several officials raised concerns regarding its safety. Several departments had also mentioned about the shortcomings in arranging proper security to the president within a short period of time. All these were informed to the Rashtrapathi Bhavan following which the plan to visit Sabarimala was cancelled.

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