10 Bengaluru youths detained for 'pakoda' protest against Narendra Modi
As many as 10 youths were detained by police here on Sunday for holding protests against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by selling 'pakodas' to condemn his recent remark that 'pakoda' selling was also employment
As many as 10 youths were detained by police here on Sunday for holding protests against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by selling 'pakodas' to condemn his recent remark that 'pakoda' selling was also employment. Donning graduation caps and robes, the youths were selling the fritters on the roads, just few metres away from the Palace Grounds, where Modi was addressing a massive BJP rally. In a recent interview with a television channel, Modi had claimed that someone earning Rs 200 by opening a 'pakoda' shop by the street cannot be called unemployed.
Meanwhile, around 100 more people belonging to pro-Kannada organisations were also detained by police at Freedom Park in the city centre, as they held protests demanding Modi's intervention in Mahadayi water dispute between Karnataka and Goa. The city witnessed heavy traffic snarls on several arterial roads during the day as thousands of people from across the state visited Bengaluru to listen to Modi's speech. The PM was visiting the city to address a BJP rally that marks the culmination of the party's 90-day rally across the poll-bound state. With over 1,000 policemen and 1,200 traffic policemen deployed around the venue, the city centre had turned into a fortress.
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