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Madras High Court gives not for banners ahead of Xi's India visit

Madras High Court gives not for banners ahead of Xi
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The Madras High Court on Thursday gave permission to erect 41 flex boards, from Chennai airport to Mahabalipuram

Chennai: The Madras High Court on Thursday gave permission to erect 41 flex boards, from Chennai airport to Mahabalipuram, on behalf of the Centre and Tamil Nadu government to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping who is expected to visit India later this month.

The ruling AIADMK government had moved the High Court seeking permission for the erection of the banners in Chennai's East Coast Road, Old Mahabalipuram Road and Mahabalipuram town.

During the hearing, the high court said that permission was not required as the ban on flex boards was applicable only to political parties.

The court also questioned if banners will be erected in New Delhi as foreign dignitaries will visit the national capital too.

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