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Karnataka’s “Chalo Delhi” Protest

Karnataka Chief Minister and Congress leader Siddaramaiah, Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar, along with other Congress MLAs from Karnataka are set to stage a protest against the central government’s tax devolution policies in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar on Wednesday.

Both state heads reached Delhi late on Tuesday night for the protest that has been named ‘Chalo Delhi’ by Karnataka Congress.

-Along with Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah and Deputy CM Shivakumar, the protest at Jantar Mantar is expected to include 135 Congress MLAs, 28 MLCs, one Lok Sabha MP, and five Rajya Sabha MPs, with the potential participation of Independent MLA Darshan Puttannaiah.

CM of Karnataka Siddahramiah, urging people to join the protest. ( Picture: The Hindu)

-Further, Congress officials from Karnataka and Youth Congress members are anticipated to join the demonstration against the central government’s policies.

Chief Minister Sidhdaramaiah accused the Centre of indulging in economic oppression of Karnataka and appealed to the people to join the protests in large numbers.

 protest is non-partisan, framing it as a fight against injustice and discrimination in tax allocation.

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Union minister for coal, mines, and parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi, Leader of Opposition (LoP) in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, and Union minister of State for social justice and empowerment A Narayanaswamy are among those invited by CM Siddaramaiah to participate in the protest.

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