CM says government not against entry of Amit Shah into state

Source: ENS | Published on 7th December 2017, 11:10 AM | Coastal News |

Bhatkal: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said his government will not restrict entry of BJP president Amit Shah or any other BJP leaders into the state, but “they should not disturb harmony”.

Speaking to reporters at Bhatkal helipad before participating in a public function on Wednesday, the chief minister said, “my government will not object to Amit Shah or PM Narendra Modi. But they should not disturb harmony”. His observation came against the backdrop of MP Pratap Simha’s reported statement on holding protests.

Asked about appointment of dalit priests to temples in the state, CM said, “anyone can construct temples and can become their priests, but we are not going to enforce any law in this regard”.

“I know that some people including anganwadi workers are opposed to Mathru Poorna Yojana in coastal and Malnad regions where there are geographic difficulties. I have directed Minister Umashree and she will take action to solve the problem,” he added.

Crowds cheer Siddaramaiah

People who assembled in the city for witnessing the inauguration and ground breaking programme of various development works stayed put through the two and a half hours programme held at police ground and attentively listened to the words of the Chief Minister. All through the programme, they clapped, shouted slogans favouring CM and others.

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