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Narendra Modi unlikely to attend Maha Kumbh

Sunday, 10 February 2013 - 2:32pm IST | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: dna

According to sources Gujarat CM Narendra Modi is unlikely to attend the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad due to security reasons.

Gujarat CM Narendra Modi is unlikely to attend the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad on February 12, apparently due to "security reasons", sources said on Saturday.

“There is a question mark on the visit of the chief minister to Allahabad now. It seems that the rethink is due to security reasons," they said.

Gujarat chief minister is invited to attend European Parliament in Brussels scheduled to convene in November 2013.Two members of European Parliament have invited Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi to attend the parliament which is scheduled to convene in November 2013.

On Saturday, Modi had interacted with lawmakers from various European nations via Skype. Noted spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had also joined in the interaction. The European lawmakers are attending the ‘10th Corporate Culture and Spirituality, India Conference’, in Bangalore.

The two EU parliament members who have invited Modi are Joe Leinen, German politician from the SPD party; and Nirj Deva from Britain’s Conservative Party. Leinen heads the EU Parliament’s committee on environment, public health and food safety.

The total strength of the EU Parliament is over 735 members from 27 nations.

An official statement issued by the state government’s information department reads: “The lawmakers invited Modi to attend the European Parliament that will convene in Brussels in November this year. The Parliament will be attended by representatives of over 27 nations. He also received an invitation to attend the European Business Meet in Brussels later this year.”

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