A file photo of the Allahabad high court. Photo: AFP
A file photo of the Allahabad high court. Photo: AFP

PM Modi to attend closing ceremony of Allahabad HC’s 150 years’ celebrations

PM Modi will be joined by CJI J.S. Khehar and law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad among others at the closing ceremony of Allahabad HC's 150 years celebrations

Allahabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday attend the closing ceremony of Allahabad high court’s sesquicentennial celebrations in Allahabad.

The prime minister’s aircraft will land at the Bamrauli airport on the outskirts of the city at 10am where he will be received by Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik and chief minister Yogi Adityanath, among others, the district information office said.

Thereafter, PM Modi will be driven to the high court premises, about 20km from the airport, where he will be joined by chief justice of India J.S. Khehar and Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and a number of judges of Supreme Court and Justices of various high courts.

Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya is also likely to welcome the prime minister at the airport. Members of the state cabinet Siddharth Nath Singh and Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi are already camping in the city. While Maurya is a Lok Sabha member from Phulpur, which covers a major part of the city, Singh and Nandi respectively represent Allahabad (West) and Allahabad (South) in the state assembly.

This is the first visit of the prime minister to the city after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in the state last month. During his two-day tour to Allahabad last year, for attending the BJP’s national executive meeting, Modi had paid a brief, informal visit to the high court and interacted with judges and members of the Bar. The year-long sesquicentennial celebrations were inaugurated in March 2015 by President Pranab Mukherjee.