Series of demonstrations rock Mysuru city

Attack on CPM leader, firing on MP farmers condemned

The city on Thursday witnessed a series of protests over different issues. While workers of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) staged a protest against Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha (RSS) and the BJP for an attack on CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury, members of the Karnataka Rajya Kabbu Belegarara Sangha demonstrated against Madhya Pradesh state government to protest against the firing on farmers. JD(S) party workers too hit the streets, demanding reopening of Srirama Cooperative Sugar Factory in K R Nagar.

CPM workers, who gathered near the Deputy Commissioner’s office here, staged a protest against RSS and the Union government in connection with the recent attack on Yechury in Delhi. The protesters, who raised slogans against the RSS and the BJP, stated that the activists are trying to disturb the harmony of the nation.

“After Narendra Modi became Prime Minister, attacks on workers of Left parties, regional parties, organisations and individuals have become rampant. Several workers of Left parties have been murdered. The Prime Minister and RSS are trying to encourage violence,” they said. CPM district secretary K Basavaraju was also present.

MP firing condemned
Karnataka Rajya Kabbu Belegarara Sangha demonstrated against the police firing on the protesting farmers in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh. The protesters burnt an effigy of Chouhan and demanded his dismissal. The agitators took out a procession from Gun House Circle to Samskrutha Patashala Circle in the city. Pointing out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised scientific price for agricultural produce, Sangh president Kurburu Shanthakumar alleged that the Prime Minister has failed to promote the welfare of farmers. The protesters condemned the firing in which five farmers were killed and many sustained injures during a stir, demanding minimum support price for onion.

Sangha secretary Attihalli Devaraj, C K Ravindra, Krishnegowda and Kiragasuru Shankar were also present.

Re-open Srirama Sugars’
Similarly, JD(S) party workers staged a protest in front of Gandhi’s bust near the District Court Complex demanding reopening of Sri Rama Cooperative Sugar Factory in KR Nagar taluk. They alleged that the state government is not providing funds to reopen the factory. The sugarcane growers in the region are facing hardship as the factory has been closed for many years now. K R Nagar MLA Sa Ra Mahesh has been campaigning for the reopening of the factory. JD(S) youth wing president S Lokesh, general secretary R Mudduraj and Gurudutt were also present.
DH News Service

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