Weeks after Union Minister Anantkumar Hegde apologised in the parliament for his Constitution remark, he seems to have stoked another controversy with his 'barking dogs' analogy. On Saturday, when the minister arrived in Karnataka's Ballari, over 300 kms from Bengaluru, for the inauguration of a job fair, a group of activists, said to be Dalits, blocked his vehicle and raised slogans against him. Soon after, while addressing the aspirants at the fair, the Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said, "We are determined to help you. We will be with you, no matter what. We will do anything for the survival of our people. We cannot be bogged down by some street dogs staging protests."