As soon as Soren's chopper arrived at the venue, a strong wind accompanied the dust storm battered the area, preventing the pilot from landing, East Singhbhum district president of JMM Ramesh Hansdah said.

Hansdah said "We wanted to land the chopper at Sonari aerodrome but was denied permission as we did not have the scheduled landing permission".

Soren was left with no choice but to return to Ranchi, he said.

Hansdah added that the JMM supremo was to address a public meeting at Gurma as well as Chakulia for party candidate, Niroop Mahanty, who was the ex-vice president of Tata Steel.

Hansdah said Soren was scheduled to address a week-long public meeting across the district from Saturday onwards along with his son and Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren.

He said the father-son duo would visit the parliamentary constituency again on Sunday to address series of election meetings.

(Agencies)

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