Bangalore, Nov 18 (UNI) Janata Dal(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy today took exception to the scathing remark made by a section of IT professionals against the massive convention organised by the party yesterday at palace ground, causing heavy traffic jam in the city.
Speaking to reporters here the newly appointed State Unit President of JD(S) said he regretted the inconvenience caused to school-going children but asked how could the people from villages be barred from entering the city atleast once in a while.
''I read media reports and the criticism. The people, all supporters of the JD(S), came from villages to voice their protest against the misrule of BJP during the last 150 odd days. It was not an act to show our muscle power,'' he said.
Criticising the IT and BT professionals who had reportedly asked him to hold such conventions in villages, Mr Kumaraswamy asked ''If you do not want a villager to enter Bangalore even for one day, what will happen if they decide to stop all the services and supplies to the city.'' He said the 'techies' did not understand the problems of villagers and they should be made to spend some nights in remote villages to know their problems.
It may be recalled that city traffic was affected when more than two lakh people from villages came to attend the convention called by the JD(S).
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