'Jinxed' town demands CM's visit

Bundh call evokes good response as schools, colleges, traders extend support

uneasy calm: Shops and business establishments closed in view of the bundh in Chamarajanagar on Tuesday. Dh photo

The traders had closed their shops from morning and extended their support to the bundh.
Schools, colleges and educational establishments had declared holiday as a preventive measure.

With theatres and banks closed, business transactions came to a grinding halt. Both KSRTC and private buses had stalled their services.

Party president Vatal Nagaraj launched a bike rally from the Travellers Bungalow which arrived at the Bhuvaneshwari Circle. The protesters who had gathered on the roads raised slogans against the chief minister for not visiting the city.

Speaking on the occasion, Vatal Nagaraj alleged that the chief minister is not visiting the city due to superstitious beliefs, which is indirectly affecting the development of the district. Drinking water projects are still pending, and urged chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda to look into the matter and also pay a visit to the city.

He put forth various demands including to declare Hogenakkal falls as tourism centre, funds for renovation of Chamarajeshwara temple, cabinet meeting at the district centre and others.

He also warned of intensifying the protests if the government fails to respond to their demands immediately.

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