CM confident of resolving sand transporters' strike

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday expressed confidence that the State government will resolve the strike by sand transporters protesting the new sand policy, within a couple of days.

Siddaramaiah told reporters that he had instructed Public Works Minister H C Mahadevappa and Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy to speak 

to representatives of lorry owners’ associations on Thursday. The strike called by sand truckers that entered the 12th day on Wednesday has resulted in the the price of sand skyrocketing. “We will listen to them (sand truckers) and resolve their grievances,” he said. Law Minister T B Jayach­andra said that the government had finalised the sand policy after extensive consultation and the lorry owners should stop their “blackmailing” tactics.

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