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Goa: Congress leaders headed for venue of Amit Shah’s public meeting detained

Panaji, Apr 16 (PTI) Goa Congress president Amit Patkar and some other leaders of the party were detained on their way to protest at the venue of Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s public meeting in south Goa on Sunday, a police official said.

The official said Congress leaders were detained as a preventive measure.

Patkar said Congress workers were detained at Banastarim bridge, almost 10 km away from the Farmagudi ground near Ponda town, where Shah is scheduled to address a public meeting later in the evening.

“Congress leaders were on their way to Shah’s rally. We wanted to seek clarification from Shah about his statement on the diversion of Mhadei river water by Karnataka,” he said.

Patkar claimed Shah had told a public meeting in Karnataka that the water of the Mhadei river would be diverted for which the Goa government has given its consent.

“Shah may be a BJP leader but he is the Home Minister of the country. We have a right to question him during the public meeting,” he said. PTI RPS NSK NSK

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