Series of protests by various organisations in city

Series of protests by various organisations in city

Bus fare hike, lack of basic amenities condemned

Series of protests by various organisations in city

The city witnessed a series of protest on Monday from various organisations on several issues.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) staged a protest in front of Rural Bus Stand in city against the hike in bus fare.

Protestors alleged that the government increased the bus fare unscientifically, owing to hike in cost of diesel. They said that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah gained popularity initially after he assumed power by announcing several pro-people schemes.

However, increase in bus fare would hit the middle class and the poor community.
They demanded the government to provide subsidy instead of burdening people with the hike in diesel which caused financial burden to the transport companies. They urged the government to roll back the increase in bus fares.

BJP protest

Members of BJP District (City) Wing also staged protest a at Gandhi Square, here, against the hike in bus fare.

They said that the State and Central governments had been burdening the public with continuous hikes in diesel and petrol.

MLC Siddaraju, corporators Jagadish, Ma Vi Ramprasad, M Nanjundaswamy, ex-president of Zoo Authority of Karnataka, Hemanth Kumar, Ramesh and others participated.


Dalit Sangarsha Samithi members staged a protest in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office against a private company, which they alleged had duped hundreds of residents with lakhs of rupees. However, persons associated with the company  were at large. They urged the district administration to take action against the company and the accused. They demanded seizure of the property of the company.
Basic amenities

Residents of Hanchya Sathagalli (Bharatha Nagar), staged a protest under the banner of Sri Shalini Saksharatha Swa-Sahaya Sangha in front of the DC office, here, demanding basic amenities to the houses built by Slum Clearance Board under JNNURM project.

Protestors alleged that the houses were yet to receive basic facilities of water, electricity, road and others. They said the residents were facing threats of epidemic diseases due to lack of hygiene. They urged authorities to look into the issue immediately.

Alanahalli GP

Residents of Alanahalli staged a protest urging authorities to fulfil their various demands. They demanded permanent Panchayat Development Officer to the Gram Panchayat and cancel the government land survey no 14 which had been converted into khatha by GP officials.  Protestors demanded suspension of secretary at the GP who has converted the revenue lands illegally.

They said that water problems were not solved in Nadahalli, which came under the limits of the Alanahalli GP. No motor pump was installed to the borewell drilled six months ago. Officials were not concentrating on hygiene in the region. Street lights had not been installed in various places.