After a brief reception and interaction with the leaders, left for Puducherry by a helicopter to address an election meeting.
From Puducherry, she would arrive in the city at INS Adyar by a helicopter at 1700 hrs. She would drive down to
After the meeting, she would leave for INS Adyar at 1810 hrs and reach airport by the helicopter. She would leave for
Earlier, high drama was witnessed when Special Security Group officials denied entry for Mr Elangovan, Congress MP J M Haroon and legislator Ms D Yasodha.
Mr Karunanidhi, who came to receive Ms Gandhi, asked why they were standing outside and went in.
A few minutes later, when Mr Thangkabalu arrived, supporters of Mr Elangovan, Mr Haroon and Ms Yasodha prevented him from going inside.
They said unless the three leaders were allowed inside, they would not allow Mr Thangkabalu to go inside the airport.
However, after making some frantic calls, the SSG personnel came out and read out the names of Mr Elangovan, Mr Haroon and Ms Yasodha after which they were allowed inside.
Later, of various TV channels staged a protest when Mr Thangkabalu took the crew of Mega TV, owned by him, to shoot the arrival of Ms Gandhi.
As other channels protested, Mr Thangkabalu said intimation was sent to all channels. Since there was no response from them, passes could not be arranged.