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Six trees axed for ‘security reasons’ ahead of Shah meet


In an incident that has put the BJP leaders in an embarrassing situation, as many as six trees were axed to “provide security cover” to Home Minister Amit Shah, who is scheduled to address a pro-CAA rally in Hubballi on Saturday. Municipal authorities, however, insist that the trees were only “pruned”.

Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi, who visited Nehru Stadium to oversee the preparations, saw that six Ashoka trees were axed. When he arrived, the logs were in the process of being shifted. An angry Mr. Joshi took the workers to task and also the officials for allowing ...


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