Pejawar seer ends strike for now

Vishwesha Teertha said he would visit the power plant on April 15 and inspect the place. If the things weren’t set right by then, he would resume the hunger strike.
Kateel, who visited the Pejawar Mutt here on Monday along with M B Puranik, Dakshina Kannada district unit president of Vishwa Hindu Parishat, prevailed upon the seer to give up his partial hunger strike.

The seer said that Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa had written to him and assured him of taking the necessary steps to mitigate the problems at the power plant and had requested him to give up the hunger strike.

Vishwesha Teertha said he would intensify his strike after seeing the reaction of the people at Nandikur, where the power plant was situated. He wanted the people in Nandikur to support the strike against the power plant. But the strike would not be violent in nature, he added.

Meanwhile, Kateel told reporters that he was personally against the thermal power plant.

But, he had come to prevail upon the seer to drop his hunger strike on behalf of the government.


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