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K'taka: Touring MLAs return, cost drought-hit state Rs 4 crore

Sep 15, 2012 at 05:15pm IST

Bangalore: Fourteen MLAs, who went on a state-sponsored tour of 18 countries at a time when their state, Karnataka, was reeling under severe drought-like conditions, have returned.

They maintain that their trip, that cost the government approximately Rs 4 crore, was in the interests of the state.

The MLAs reportedly continued their tour despite repeated requests from Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar to return.

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