Bandh over Mahadayi river row disrupts normal life in Karnataka; Amit Shah holds rally despite shutdown [Photos]
The state-wide bandh called by pro-Karnataka groups and activists supporting the demand to supply Mahadayi water to north Karnataka’s farmers paralysed life in the southern districts of Bengaluru and Mysuru on Thursday
The Karnataka bandh called by pro-Kannada groups and activists supporting the demand to supply Mahadayi water to north Karnataka’s farmers paralysed life in the southern districts of Bengaluru and Mysuru on Thursday. Image courtesy: Mahesh Bacham/101Reporters.
Several organisations led by pro-Kannada activist Vatal Nagaraj of Kannada Okkoota, took out a protest march from Town Hall to Freedom Park in Bengaluru. They demanded intervention of Narendra Modi in the Mahadayi river dispute between Goa and Karnataka. Image courtesy: Mahesh Bachem/101Reporters
The bandh call did not receive much support in Hubbali, Dharwad, Bijapur and Belagavi districts as businesses and services remained open throughout the day. Image courtesy: Nivedita Niranjankumar/101Reporters
Several IT companies had to suspend their operations for the day. Bus services from Bengaluru to neighbouring states remained defunct until Thursday evening. Image courtesy: Mahesh Bacham/101Reporters
BJP president Amit Shah too addressed a Parivartan rally in Mysuru. Party leaders has accused Siddaramaiah government of declaring misusing government machinery to come in way of their campaigning and “declaring” a bandh on days when their senior leaders were visiting the state. Image courtesy: Twitter/AmitShah