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Mangaluru: people holding Bandh should be hit with "chappals": Khader

 2017-02-25 14:29:04.0

Mangaluru: people holding Bandh should be hit with chappals: Khader

Mangaluru: In a fresh dialogue on the Sangh Parrivar and the BJP for observing bandh on Saturday February 25 in a protest against the visit of Kerala chief minister Pinarayi vijayan for CPI(M) communal harmony programmers, state minister for food and civil supplies U T Khader said that those who violate the norms set by the Constitution should be 'hit with chappals (footwear)'.

In a statement that is likely to stir controversy, Khader, speaking at a programme at IMA here on Saturday, said, "Those who go against the Constitution should be hit with chappals.

While, Speaking at the launch of the Vartha Bharti daily's Media Center here. The center was launched by Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.

While addressing the gathering, vijayan said, "Most of the media in the country say that they are secular, but in fact have a communal indication. This is a most dangerous developement.

"Upholding the secular principles of the country is the duty of the media. However, several media instead foster communalism inclination, This trend should change," he said.

"Nearly 95% of the media in the country are pro-capitalists and are prepared to do anything for them. Many of the media are run by capitalists themselves. It is unfortunate that there is completition between the media to protect the capitalists.

"Each media ha its own stand. There is nothing wrong in it. However, it should be conductive for the well-being of society. There are more number of poor people than the rich capitalists. Therefore, the media should be in favor of the majority formed by the poor. But only a handful of media is interested in the poor," said Pinarayi.

The District in-charge minister Ramanath Rai, MLAs K Abhaychandra Jain, J R Lobo, Mhinuddin Bava, mayor Harinath, MCC commissioner Mohammed Nazir, Vartha Bharati chief editor Abdussalam Puthige and others were present.


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