UDUPI : The Canara Times and Karavali Ale report on the failure of the BJP leaders to clear the bill of the flower merchant who had supplied flowers to adorn the mortal remains of minister VS Acharya, at the request of BJP leaders, has had its impact. No sooner the report appeared, BJP leaders took immediate steps to clear the balance amount.
The flower merchant Santosh who spoke to this correspondent said “ The balance amount has been cleared.” It has been learnt that the BJP men of the town who were irked by the report, have also reprimanded Santosh for informing the newspaper about the balance amount. It has also been learnt that they have made it a point to tell Prakash that he has to inform the newspaper that the balance has been cleared.
Visibly upset with the threats, the flower merchant appealed to this correspondent to publish the news that the balance has been cleared.