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Ruckus at Shah's public meet over Hegde's Constitution remark

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ANI Mysuru (Karnataka) [India]
Ruckus was witnessed at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah's public meeting here after slogans were raised against Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde over his remarks on the Constitution.
Shah, who was here as part of the Karnataka assembly election campaign, was addressing a meet of Dalit community leaders when some youths started raising slogans.
The protesters were soon taken out of the hall to control the situation.
In December, Hegde, while mocking secularists during a public rally in Bengaluru, had claimed that the BJP was here to change the Constitution.
"Seculars do not know what their blood is. Yes, Constitution has given that right to say 'we are secular and we will say it'. Yes, I know but the Constitution has been amended many times, we (the BJP) will also amend it. We have come to power for that," the Union minister said on December 25.
However, Hegde had clarified that the Constitution and Parliament were both "supreme" to him.

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First Published: Mar 30 2018 | 9:05 PM IST

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