Protesters 'plead' MLA Ambareesh to visit Mandya once

Protesters 'plead' MLA Ambareesh to visit Mandya once

Rail roko protest evokes no response in district

 BJP workers on Thursday staged a unique protest in Mandya pleading, with a tinge of sarcasm though, MLA and former minister Ambareesh to visit the city.

The protesters held the posters that read, “We won’t ask you for water, compensation for crop loss, reopening of Mysugar factory and others. People of Mandya just want to you see once. Wherever you are, please come to Mandya.”

They also read the same slogans aloud grabbing the attention of the public.

The agitating BJP workers also held a posetr that took a dig at Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. “The people of Karnataka have to curse themselves for electing Siddaramaiah as chief minister. Siddaramaiah is responsible for a spate of farmer suicides, punishing honest officers, shielding the corrupt, giving clean chit to land grabbers and providing Gundina (bullet) Bhagya for the Cauvery agitators,” the poster read.

Suicide attempt
A farmer attempted suicide by consuming poison in front of the railway station, here on Thursday. The farmer has been identified as Suresh of Mangala village. It is said, he had come to the city to participate in the rail roko protest. When the police did not allow the protesters, in a fit of rage, he attempted suicide by consuming poison. He was immediately shifted to the district hospital.

Police also took into custody five members of Kadamba Sene, who tried to barge to the railway station.

Chaddi chaluvali
Members of a Kannada organisation took out a unique protest ‘Chaddi chaluvali’ in Srirangapatna, Mandya district, on Thursday. Condemning the state government for its failure in protecting the farmers, they took out a semi-nude ‘chaddi chaluvali’, wearing only half pants. Members of Raitha sangha took out a guddali chaluvali, raising slogans against the government.

Peace meeting was conducted at Pandavapura, where vehicles were torched during the riots.

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