Speaking to reporters, Niralakeri, CBL Hegde, and others urged that the President’s programme be held elsewhere in Hubballi rather than on the controversial ground.
He welcomed the HDMC’s programme and said he was pleased that they would be honouring India’s first citizen, but the ground issue is in court and has controversies, and programmes honouring the President should not be held in such a controversial venue, he said.
Niralkeri stated that he would write to the President’s secretary (protocol) about the reality on the ground. He questioned why the programme is being held in such a controversial location when there were other options in the city, and the BJP was obligated to respond.
Former MP IG Sanadi, Amrut Ijari, Prof. NS Nadiger, Veeupakshappa Kongwad, and others were present.
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