Reported by Harish Upadhya
, Edited by Arun Nair
| Tuesday September 05, 2017, Bengaluru
More than 1,900 BJP workers were detained by Karnataka police today after they started a bike rally from Bangaluru to for Mangaluru despite being effused permission. The Mangaluru Chalo rally, the BJP said, was meant to draw attention to killings of right-wing workers in communally sensitive areas. The ruling Congress says the rally would raise communal tensions in the state ahead of the assembly elections which will be held by the end of the year. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the BJP should instead do a "Delhi Chalo" rally to carry the farmers' woes to the Centre.