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Maharashtra CM postpones visit to Sai Baba ashram

July 20, 2010 20:08 IST

With anger against Maharashtra sweeping across Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has cancelled his visit to Sri Satya Sai Baba's Ashram in Puttaparthi slated for Wednesday.

Chavan was to arrive at Prashanti Nilayam at Puttaparthy in Anantapur district to seek the blessings of Sai Baba but he had to cancel his program on the request of the authorities.

According to the police sources, in view of the threat of Telugu Desam party to organise protest against Chavan in the entire district on Wednesday, the Sathya Sai Central Trust requested Chavan to postpone the visit. Accordingly, he decided not to come to Puttaparthi, police officials said.
Mohammed Siddique in Hyderabad