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Pro-Kannada activists conduct mock funeral of 25 BJP MPs over flood relief


Team Udayavani, Oct 6, 2019, 10:31 AM IST

Bengaluru: Pro-Kannada activists on Saturday conducted a mock funeral of 25 BJP MPs for failing to get adequate flood relief funds.

The members of Kannada organizations gathered near Mysore Bank Circle here and held a mock funeral of 25 MPs, they also tonsured their heads to show their anger against the state and centre government.

Meanwhile, farmers and JDS workers showed black flags to Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, who had visited Yadgir district.

Centre on October 4 approved additional financial assistance of Rs Rs 1,200 crore to the state for the damages caused by the rains and floods

As many as 103 taluks in 22 districts were affected due to floods in August, in which over 80 people were killed. Around seven lakh people were shifted to safe areas and thousands of houses were damaged.

BJP governments at both Centre and the state have been facing criticism from the opposition Congress and JDS regarding the ‘delay’ in the grant of central funds despite Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman and inter-ministerial central team visiting the affected region. The opposition parties have accused Modi government of showing ‘apathy’ towards Karnataka, despite state sending 25 BJP MPs.

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