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Sadananda Gowda lands in controversy in Bengaluru for skipping quarantine

Union Minister says he handles pharmaceuticals department, which is exempt from quarantine rule because it's an essential department.

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The Minister said he has not come in contact with any one and there were only 11 passengers in the flight | File photo of Union Minister Sadananda Gowda

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Karnataka's rules says air passengers to the state have to quarantine themselves for seven days, but union Minister D V Sadananda Gowda simply drove off after landing in Bengaluru. The Karnataka government says Gowda is exempt from the rule because he handles the pharmaceuticals department, an essential sector, but critics on social media aren’t convinced.
Gowda , a BJP MP from Bengaluru North, arrived in Karnataka's capital city prevalence in a commercial flight from Delhi after India resumed air travel. People writing on social media accused him of violating norms, saying rules were meant for citizens and not VVIPS.
 
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First Published: May 25 2020 | 8:15 PM IST

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