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Hubli: Black Balloons Spotted At Venue Ahead Of Amit Shah’s Scheduled Rally, 20 SDPI Activists Arrested

Union Ministers Pralhad Joshi And Anurag Singh Thakur Will Also Address A Couple Of Rallies In The State In Favour Of CAA, The Party Said.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 18 Jan 2020, 03:13:51 PM
SDPI members were detained immediately after they started protesting near the venue of Amit Shah’s rally.

SDPI members were detained immediately after they started protesting near the venue of Amit Shah’s rally. (Photo Credit: Screengrab)

New Delhi:

Tight security arrangements have been made for Union Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah’s pro-CAA rally in Hubli, Karnataka on Saturday. Despite this, black balloons were spotted at the venue. This forced security officials into action who are trying to ascertain from where these balloons came and who all were behind the act. Also, the city police has detained at least 20 Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) for protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Hubli. The members of the political outfit were detained immediately after they started protesting near the venue of Shah’s rally.

Amit Shah is scheduled to address a huge rally at Hubli as part of the party's nationwide outreach programme over the Citizenship Amendment Act. More than one lakh people are expected to attend Shah's rally in Hubli, BJP state general secretary Mahesh Tenginkai told reporters.

Union ministers Pralhad Joshi and Anurag Singh Thakur will also address rallies

Union ministers Pralhad Joshi and Anurag Singh Thakur will also address a couple of rallies in the state in favour of CAA, the party said.

While Thakur, who is the Union Minister of State for Finance, will address rallies on January 11 at Belagavi and Chikkodi, Joshi, who is Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister, will address rallies at Kalaburagi and Yadgir on January 11 and in Raichur district on January 12.

Tenginkai claimed thousands of party workers have already knocked on the doors of as many as 4.65 lakh houses spread across 253 mandals and 21,000 booths as part of the outreach programme.

"There has been a tremendous response. Remaining 37,000 booths will be covered in the next coming days," he added.

Ravi Kumar, another general secretary, said elected members of the party starting from gram panchayats, to MLAs, MLCs and MPs have been directed to stay put in their respective constituencies and visit 100 houses on January 11 and 12 in a special effort to reach out to all sections and strata of society.

"In order to further intensify our campaign, we have planned bike rallies by Yuva Morcha workers in taluk headquarters, Bharat Mata Poojan by Mahila Morcha workers and intellectuals meet in district headquarters," a BJP statement said, quoting him.

With PTI Inputs

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First Published : 18 Jan 2020, 02:43:32 PM

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