India Today - Nagarjun Dwarakanath 

Karnataka Congress has demanded that the construction of Shimoga airport terminal should be stopped. It has objected to the lotus-shaped design of the airport.  

Congress spokesperson Brijesh Kalappa said, “The airport terminal is lotus and is also a party symbol of the BJP. Delhi High Court has already in 2016 said public money can't be used to construct which resembles party symbols.”

The BJP, however, was quick to defend its decision. It said lotus was a national flower and had nothing to do with the BJP’s election symbol.

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