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Held a meeting at New Delhi with Union MoS for Commerce Smt Nirmala Sitharaman regarding problems faced by the arecanut growers in Karnataka. Karnataka State BJP President Shri BS Yeddyurappa, Union Minister Shri DV Sadananda Gowda, Union MoS Shri GM Siddeshwara, MP Shri Nalin Kumar Kateel, Shri Ayanur Manjunath, Shri GS Basavaraj, MLA Shri Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri, MLA Shri DN Jeevaraj, Araga Jnanendra, MLA Shri BN Chandrappa, Shri Renukacharya & other leaders were present.

The delegation of arecanut cooperatives included Shri H S Manjappa, Shri K Satheeshchandra Bhandary President CAMPCO, Shri Yedegere Subramanya Vice President MAMCOS and other representatives.

The delegation presented a memorandum to Smt Sitharaman to stop the import of Arecanut & provide relief to the Arecanut growers.