Lalu was greeted with blackflag by pro-kannada organisations

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Bangalore, Feb 11 (UNI) City police today arrested over 30 activists of Karantaka Rakshana Vedike (KRS) who tried to stage protest against Union Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad, when he arrived to inaugurate Model Station at Yesvanthpur Railway Station here today.

The activists were rounded-up by the police when they tried to enter the Railway station where Railway Minister was to attend a function.

The activists were protesting against South Western Railways not showing step motherly activities in appointing locals in Group-D recruitment.

Later strongly defending the recruitment process the Railway Minister has said that it was being done on All-India basis in which every Indian was eligible to get an opportunity to recruited and Railways was not biased against Kannagidas.

He condemned the recent attack on North Indians by the Maharashtra Navanirman Samithi activists in Mumbai. "Maharashtra is for all the Indians like any other states," Mr Prasad added.

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