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Javadekar hopes K'taka CM won't support bandh during PM rally


Press Trust of India New Delhi
Union minister Prakash Javadekar today hoped Karnataka Chief Minister would not support the bandh called by pro-Kannada outfits on February 4, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is would address a rally in the state.

He alleged that Siddaramaiah supported the January 25 bandh in Karnataka when BJP chief Amit Shah addressed a rally in Mysuru.

Despite the bandh, the party president's rally was attended by more than 50,000 people, Javadekar said.

He said the prime minister will be in Bengaluru for a public meeting on February 4. Pro-Kannada outfits have called for a bandh on that day.

"I hope he (Siddaramaiah) will not do what he did during Amit Shah's rally," the minister said.

State-wide bandhwas called by several pro-Kannada outfits on January 25 demanding the primeminister's intervention in the inter-state Mahadayi riverwater dispute with Goa.

The BJP had termed the bandh "politicallymotivated".

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First Published: Jan 31 2018 | 11:40 PM IST

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