Thursday, May 26, 2022
Home Bengaluru Ahead of Bharat Bandh, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai urges farmers to ‘cooperate’

Ahead of Bharat Bandh, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai urges farmers to ‘cooperate’

The Karnataka government on Sunday appealed to the farming community to “cooperate” after union leaders supported the call for a Bharat Bandh on Monday.

Appealing to farmer organizations to cooperate, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said,

“Due to Covid (lockdowns), business and economic activities have just restarted after struggling for 1.5 years. In such times, I would request the farmers organizations to cooperate,” he said on Sunday.

The statements come a day ahead of the proposed Bharat Bandh for which farmers unions in Karnataka have extended support.

However, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka said that there would be no stoppage of any services.

“Under any circumstances there is no question of supporting the bandh. Our buses will ply without any problems and the public will not be inconvenienced,” B Sriramulu, Karnataka’s minister for transport and scheduled tribes welfare said on Sunday.

He added that it was the Congress party that was misleading farmers for its own benefit over the contentious farm laws.

Kodihalli Chandrashekar, the president of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) on Sunday said that the farmer organisations are doing everything possible to make the bandh a success.

He said that there would be several people participating in the bandh who would come in from different directions into Bengaluru and end the rally in Mysuru bank circle near the central business district.

Chandrashekar even estimated that around 8,000-10,000 people would participate in the Bandh.

Several other farmer organisations and activist groups have also made plans to join the bandh.

The Karnataka government on Friday had decided to relax some restrictions and said that it would allow for 100% occupancy in cinema halls from October 1 in places where the Covid positivity rate is lower than 1%. The Basavaraj Bommai government has said that in places where the positivity rate is higher than 1%, cinema halls would have only 50% occupancy permission and closure if it is higher than 2%. The same rules will apply to pubs from October 3. The government has also allowed five days of school for students of classes 6 to 12 with 100% occupancy.

Source link


Karnataka: Gauribidanur rail passengers block Basava Express | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Gauribidanur rail passengers, angry over the cancellation of KSR Bengaluru City-Hindupur Memu services, blocked the Bagalkot-Mysuru Basava Express on Monday morning. The...

bjp: Karnataka bypolls: Congress and BJP lock horns over wooing caste based vote bank | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: Entering the last leg of campaigning, the Congress and BJP have locked horns over wooing voters in Sindgi and Hangal using caste...

kalaburagi: Karnataka: Kalaburagi woman throws 3 daughters into well, ends life | Mysuru News – Times of India

KALABURAGI: A 28-year-old woman committed suicide by jumping into an open well at Madyal village in Aland taluk in Kalaburagi district on Saturday...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

India vs Indonesia Live Streaming, Asia Cup Hockey 2022: When and where to watch in India

India vs Indonesia Live Streaming, Asia Cup Hockey 2022: After enduring a 5-2 thrashing against Japan, Birendra Lakra-led Indian unit will take on...

UK government approves sale of Chelsea by sanctioned Abramovich

Roman Abramovich's 19 years as Chelsea owner is closer to ending after the British government approved the sale of the Premier League club...

French Open 2022: Third seed Paula Badosa enjoys lightning quick start to boost confidence

Third seed Paula Badosa made quick work of French wildcard Fiona Ferro by winning 6-2 6-0 in under an hour to book a...

India squad takeaways – Pujara’s return, new quicks on the block, and Hardik vs Karthik

A recall, and a farewell? Cheteshwar Pujara is back in the Test squad, and he pretty much forced that decision on the selectors...

Recent Comments