Madras HC gives nod to erect banners for Modi-Xi meet

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Chennai: Ahead of PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping's meet, The Madras High Court (HC) on Wednesday allowed the Tamil Nadu government to erect banners from Chennai airport for a stretch of 60 km.
The court asserted that the government does not require permission to erect banners.
The two leaders will hold bilateral talks in Chennai on October 11 and 12.
The Madras HC had earlier given the order to ban the erection of banners after a banner claimed the life of a 23-year-old techie.
The petition filed the commissioner of municipal administration representing the government clarified that the authorities had not given permission for banners throughout the state.
It also stated that it was customary on the part of the Ministry of external affairs to welcome external dignitaries by erecting banners.