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Anti-Narmada, pro-reservation banners greet PM

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Mumbai, May 6 (UNI) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was on a day's visit to Mumbai, was greeted with anti-Narmada and pro-reservation cloth banners.

A member of the audience at the 66th convocation of Tata Institute of Social sciences (TISS) created a flutter seconds after the Prime Minister's speech. He stood up displaying black cloth banner which said ''development or destruction- question from Narmada''. There were also references to Mumbai slums, Bhopal and Kashmir in the banner.

Chairman of Tata Sons Ratan Tata, Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and Governor S M Krishna were present at the convocation function.

On the contrary, some members of the Aarkshan Hakka Samiti stood in a line outside the TISS premises, held the cloth banner saying that they favoured reservation to OBCs.

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