Troublemakers to be booked under Goonda Act

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said that his government would take action under the Goonda Act against those who try to disturb peace in society.

Interacting with media persons in Bangalore on Saturday, the chief minister said that only those who have pro-communal bent of mind will support those who try to disturb peace in society.

He said this when journalists sought his reaction to BJP leader Shobha Karandlaje’s reaction to the chief minister’s plans to ban Sri Ram Sene in the State. She had challenged the government to ban and face the consequences.

Earlier, Siddaramaiah,  inaugurating a programme of an association of journalists, said that newspaper hawkers should draw inspiration from Dr A P J Abdul Kalam. The former president’s life story should be the guiding spirt to achieve success in life, he added.

The chief minister said that if a newspaper has to grow in terms of circulation, then the role of hawkers is very important. The hawkers have the responsibility of ensuring the delivery of paper in time to the buyers. At least one per cent of the total profit a newspaper organisation earns should go for the welfare of the hawkers, he said.

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