NIC meeting was a futile exercise: Yeddyurappa

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Mysore, Oct 14 (UNI) Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today termed the the National Integration Council (NIC) meeting held in Delhi yesterday as 'name sake' and a 'futile' exercise, as serious issues like terrorism was not been discussed.

"The centre has a soft corner towards those who perpetrate terrorism. The meeting was a futile exercise and waste of time as the Chief Ministers were not permitted to speak freely and debate on various issues," he said while speaking to reporters at the helipad here.

Referring to the recent attacks on places of worship in the State, he said the issue had used as a political tool by the opposition parties. "Instead of brining harmony among the people, they have been making unwarranted statements in view of the coming by-elections to eight Assembly segments in the state," he alleged.

On Karnataka being the fourth placed state in communal related violence, he said the state government would take necessary steps and strict actions would be taken against the persons who indulged in any communal related violence.

"If necessary more stringent laws would be enforced to curb situation in the coming days, he added.

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