The Bharatiya Janata Party staged a demonstration here on Friday to condemn the Congress’s decision to boycott the inaugural function of the 150{+t}{+h}birth anniversary celebrations of Swami Vivekananda as it was being inaugurated by RSS leader Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat on Friday.

Addressing the party workers in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office, MLC Ganesh Karnik said the event organised by the district administration and Ramakrishna Math was to highlight the works of Swami Vivekananada, who stood for brotherhood and peace. All should take part in such events.