Veteran journalist Patil Puttappa has taken exception to the State government’s consent for providing funds to conduct ‘Dharwad Sahitya Sambhrama’, a literary event being held in January in Dharwad.

Addressing presspersons here on Monday, Mr. Puttappa, president of Karnataka Vidyavardhaka Sangha, Dharwad, questioned the rationale behind organising such a “high profile” literary event, when the All-India Kannada Sahitya Sammelan was less than a month away.

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