Bharatiya Janata Party State president Pralhad Joshi has opposed the Congress government’s move to re-examine the decision of the BJP government to create 43 taluks.

Speaking to presspersons here on Thursday, Mr. Joshi said the BJP government had taken the decision keeping in mind public convenience. Any move to scrap it would be anti-people, he said.

“We thought Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was an able administrator. But we are disappointed with his way of taking decisions,” he said.

“Mr. Shettar took a bold decision, which was welcomed by the people. The BJP would hold an agitation if the government revoked the decision on creating new taluks,” he said.

Mr. Joshi said the BJP would oppose any move to scrap the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill, 2010.

The party would launch a Statewide agitation if the government withdrew the Bill, which was waiting for consent from the Governor, he added.

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