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South Connect: BJP took to streets to support farmers; CM describes protesters as ‘goons’

The BJP in Karnataka took to the streets on Wednesday in support of the section of sugarcane farmers protesting against the state government this week. Senior BJP leaders including leader of the opposition BS Yeddyurappa. Kumaraswamy was also criticised for appearing to dismiss the concerns of the protesters after he described the protesters as ‘goons’ and claimed that they were not sugarcane farmers. He also claimed that the opposition BJP was organising the protests in the name of sugarcane farmers.

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