Tumkur (Karnataka): A woman on Saturday created a flutter at a function attended by Congress President Sonia Gandhi here by waving a black flag demanding reservation under SC category for her community.
As Gandhi began her speech at the 105th birthday celebrations of the head of Siddaganga Math Shivakumara Swami, the woman, a member of the Madiga Dandora community and seated among the audience, suddenly rose and waved a black flag.
The police immediately swung into action and evicted her from the venue even as some of her supporters shouted slogans.

Sonia visits drought hit area

However, Sonia Gandhi also visited visited Nagasamudra in Chitradruga district on Saturday which has been hit by severe drought.

Sonia, who arrived from Bangalore by helicopter, was deeply moved by the plight of people who have been facing drinking water shortage and unemployment.

During her 25 minute long visit, villagers pleaded for loan waiver and complained about non-implementation of NREGP in the village.

Sonia assured to look into the problem.