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Karnataka minister Umesh Katti flouts mask rule, claims ‘PM Modi said masks not mandatory’

He's a minister himself. Who should be well aware of Covid-19 protocols. And yet, Karnataka minister Umesh Katti said he didn't feel like wearing a mask at a public function. And what's more, he cited Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as the reason for his violation. Katti, who is food, civil supplies and forests minister, was at a public function, when he decided to risk his health, and that of all present, by not wearing a mask. At the meeting held 140 km from Belagavi, Katti went even further. He said it was PM Modi who had stated that there would be no Covid-19 restrictions any more. Katti claimed that it was up to an individual to decide, whether he wants to mask up or not. Later, Katti resorted to social media, and claimed his remarks were misinterpreted.

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