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Ahead of Narendra Modi's Bengaluru visit, college students set up stall selling pakodas near rally value, detained by police

Bengaluru: A group of college students, donning degree robes and selling 'pakodas' to passers-by in a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks over job creation, were on Sunday whisked away by the police, hours before the prime minister's rally in Bengaluru.

The students appeared near the Mehkri Circle, a few metres away from Palace Ground where Modi is scheduled to address the rally, in protest against his recent remarks linking pakoda selling and job creation.

File image of Karnataka police. Getty images

File image of Karnataka police. Getty images

On being asked about inadequate job creation in the last four years in a recent interview to a news channel, the prime minister had said that a person selling pakodas outside their (channel's) television studio and earning Rs 200 a day should also be perceived as 'employed'.

The young students sold 'Modi Pakodas', 'Amit Shah Pakoda' and 'Dr Yeddy Pakodas', a reference to Karnataka BJP chief Yeddyurappa, to those passing by, including the BJP workers and visitors on their way to the rally.

The police later removed the degree robes of the protesting students and took them into custody.


Published Date: Feb 04, 2018 18:58 PM | Updated Date: Feb 04, 2018 18:58 PM

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