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CHENNAI: Referring to a report by a central agency that flagged security lapses between Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s inaugural visit Chess Olympiad event at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium In July, BJP state president K Annamalai on Tuesday urged Governor RN Ravi to initiate action against those found guilty and order an independent audit of the inventory of security devices, including those installed in temples and other strategic places.
Speaking to reporters near the Raj Bhavan after presenting the memorandum to Ravi, Annamalai accused the state government of failing in its duty to ensure the security of the Prime Minister.
The handheld metal detectors and metal detectors at the gates at the stadium were out of order and needed to be maintained and replaced, he said.
“After the Prime Minister’s visit, the central agency pointed out the shortcomings and issued an advisory to the country. The police department has sent a circular to the superintendents of police asking for action, a copy of which is available with us,” said Annamalai and a sharp intelligence wing.
The country witnessed blast in Coimbatore, violence in Kallakurichi and petrol bomb attacks at 19 places after crackdown on PFI functionaries, he added.
The Prime Minister is facing the highest level of threat and any lapse in his security cannot be accepted, Annamalai said.
“Although lower-ranking police officers work hard and perform their duties, senior officials work for a political party. The intelligence wing and senior officials are focused on creating the image of the chief minister and have no time to provide security to the common man,” he said. The BJP leader said the Coimbatore blast was not even termed a terror attack by the police out of fear.
Annamalai also demanded an inquiry into alleged irregularities in the implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission in the state. He said sample tests by BJP personnel in Tiruvannamalai and Villupuram revenue blocks revealed that water pipelines were not laid below the surface but completion certificates were issued for the work. “Out of 100 links we checked, 30% to 40% are fake. They have received money from the Center and claim to have provided 69 lakh connections,” the BJP leader said.
In his meeting with the governor, Annamalai also raised the issue of recent threats by VCK men to a CRPF soldier for condemning separate remarks made by VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan in Tamil Nadu.
“We told him how some parties in the country are making derogatory remarks against a CRPF soldier, threatening his family and indulging in anti-national activities. All those who threatened the soldier should be locked up,” he said.

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