Pourakarmikas call off stir, to work from today

They had decorated roads with garbage leaving the public to suffer stench

Following the intervention of former MLA M K Somashekar and former mayor Purushothama, the pourakarmikas have withdrawn their protest, promising to resume work from Monday; pourakarmika leader N Mara told Deccan Herald.

Owing to the contentious issue, the residents of ward no 20, 21, 15 and 17 had been put into hardship. Breaking the routine, the pourakarmikas hadn't collected waste from the doorsteps in Kuvempunagar, Vivekananda Nagar, and Krishnamurthypuram and nearby localities.

On Sunday morning, some of the roads in the city were found littered with waste, thanks to the pourakarmikas again who gave vent to their anguish unloading waste on the roads. As the stir staged in front of Mysore City Corporation (MCC) and in front of Deputy Commissioner's office didn't yield any results, the pourkarmikas had decided to stage protest at Srirama Mandira Park in Saraswathipuram on Sunday. Why they preferred to sat on stir at the park was, during the talks held with the authorities at the city corporation, the officers instructed them to knock on the door of the contractor awarded with the job.

Accordingly, the pourakarmikas zeroed in on the park, where the office of Contractor Thammanna was located. Before converging at that place, they collected the heap of waste from the footpaths and unloaded the same on Saraswathipuram Main Road, Kuvempunagar, New Kantharaj Urs Road near Ballal Circle and several other prominent roads.

They sat on protest till 3 pm, when M K Somashekar and Purusthotham held a round of talks with the agitators promising to look into their demands for provident fund, timely salary among other demands.

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