Chairman of Karnataka’s Vision Group on Science and Technology and Nanotechnology C.N.R. Rao on Thursday expressed displeasure over the absence of Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar and Science and Technology Minister Anand Asnotikar at the inauguration of the fifth edition of Bangalore Nano.

Prof. Rao said that the absence of the Ministers “bothered” him.

“The Chief Minister had called to say that he would not be able to attend the event as the Legislature session is on,” he said.

He, however, praised the State government for extending support for science and technology.