Gonikoppa bandh on Dec 30

Gonikoppa bandh on Dec 30

Demanding asphaltation of Hunasoor-Virajpet road, the Sarvajanika Hitharakshana Samithi has called for Gonikoppa bandh on December 30.

Samithi President Katti Mandaiah said that the decision was taken in the meeting held on Monday.

A protest will be staged by blocking the highway. MP, MLA , Deputy Commissioner and PWD senior engineer should arrive on the spot to receive the petition. “If they fail to visit us during the bandh call, we will gherao Chief Minister during his visit to the district to inaugurate 80th All India Kannada literary meet.” he warned.

Karnataka Sugarcane Growers Association President Kurubooru Shanthakumar said that a situation had arrived where in the people of Kodagu have to fight to protect their culture and heritage. “The entire stretch is in a deplorable condition. We have to raise our voice against the apathy of the officials.” Progressive farmer Veena Sudhir spoke on the pros and cons of Kasturirangan report. Progressive farmer Kallichanda K Prakash Ponnappa inaugurated the programme. Discussions were held on support price for rice, corruption in government offices, and irregularity in the supply of kerosene.

Farmer leader Bhagyaraj, legal advisor C K Poovanna, Kechanda Shivappa and others were present.

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