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Congress workers protest against ‘illegal construction’

Staff Correspondent

DHARWAD: Members of Hubli-Dharwad Mahanagar Zilla Congress Committee staged a demonstration against what they termed illegal construction in front of the Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) in Dharwad on Thursday.

The members led by Vasant Arkachar and Anand Jadhav alleged that the APMC office-bearers were acting at the behest of merchants without considering the problems of farmers.

They said the office-bearers had permitted construction of stalls in front of what hitherto used to be an entrance. “Now the office-bearers are claiming that there existed a compound wall according to old documents and some people had demolished it for sake of getting an entrance,” they said.

The Congress members urged the district administration to conduct an inquiry into the incident and punish the guilty. They submitted a memorandum addressed to the Deputy Commissioner.

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