City of palaces 'stirred' on Tuesday

City of palaces 'stirred' on Tuesday

Protests mark the day with various organisations staging demonstrations at different locations

BJP workers stage protest demonstration at Gandhi Square urging the Centre to act on power crisis. dh PHotoThe workers in large numbers led by their city unit president Shivakumar exhorted the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre to supply Karnataka’s share of coal without any hiccups, and also provide additional 500 mw of power to the state on the lines of Maharashtra.

As Maharashtra is also facing a situation akin to Karnataka, following short supply of coal, the Central government decided on additional power supply to avert further crises. Another demand included permission for new projects and technical approval for supply of coal.

The protesters warned against the opposition parties politicising the issue and demanded them to safeguard the interests of people of the state. They rented slogans against the centre accusing the latter of putting the BJP led State government into a fix on many occasions in the past too, just to settle scores.

Former MLC C Ramesh said Union energy minister Sushilkumar Shinde should take serious note of the situation.

He should not restrict himself to safeguard the interest of Maharashtra, his home turf, alone, he chided.

Karnataka exhibition authority (KEA) chairman B P Manjunath, corporators H S Nandish Preetham, B H Asha Lakhshminarayan were prominent among those who took part in the protest.

However, the jurisdictional Lashkar police had made security arrangements with police control room (PCR) and other police personnel deputed around the venue.

Freedom from China

Tibetans took out a rally from Kote Anjaneya Swamy temple premises in Mysore Palace North gate to the office of deputy commissioner condemning atrocity of China on Tibet that still continues unabated.

The rallyists that included monks, young and old like men and women held placards highlighting the present picture. According to them monks are being killed by soldiers of Chinese army and freedom has remained elusive.

Moreover, Dalai Lama, the religious leader of Tibetans should be allowed inside Tibet, the long pending demand which too has remained unfulfilled, the protesters further demanded. The rally passed through Gandhi Square, Sayyaji Rao Road and Dhanwantri road.  They are also staging a sit-in near DC’s office on Wednesday.

Young guns

Students of Government Maharani’s Women’s College staged a protest under the banners of Akhila Bharateeya Vidyarti Parishat and newly-founded Youth Against Corruption, in front of the office of deputy commissioner here on Tuesday.
The protesters demanded the Centre to act on the demand of bringing back black money stashed away in Swiss banks by politicians. The protest was led by ABVP secretary Rakesh.

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