Their displeasure also drew a reaction from MP from Dharwad Pralhad Joshi who blamed it on the officials and also stressed the need to address the issue of changes in the Central and State protocols. Mr. Joshi immediately came on to the podium to clarify that he had given the names of all legislators to be included but the officials had not included them citing Central protocol rules. While, Leader of Opposition in Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar explained how as Revenue Minister he had given land free to AAI, Mr. Joshi mentioned that AAI had spent ₹ 142 crore for airport development. Subsequently, Mr. Deshpande mentioned that for land acquisition and shifting of utilities, the State government had spent ₹ 346 crore. The Union Ministers P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Jayant Sinha said both the Union and the State governments had discharged their duties.


Source:   The Hindu
December 12, 2017 19:41 UTC