Bundh in Kodagu dist peaceful

Bundh in Kodagu dist peaceful

D K Shi gheraoed near Kushalnagar

Bundh in Kodagu dist peaceful

The bundh was total and peaceful. All the business establishments remained closed from morning. No vehicles entered the road.

The schools and colleges remained closed and the roads wore a deserted look. Even banks and post offices were closed.

Deputy Commissioner’s office and government offices remained open with few staff members working.

As District Chamber of Commerce had supported the bundh call, all the business establishments remained closed. KSRTC and private buses also did not  take the road.


BJP activists gheraoed KPCC Working President D K Shivkumar at forest check post on the border of Mysore-Kodagu. He was returning to Bangalore from Sullia in a car. He was made to wait in the car for more than an hour. The protestors shouted slogans against the UPA government and Congress. After D K Shivkumar requested the protestors that he had to take part in Assembly, they allowed him to move via Mysore.

 Later speaking to presspersons, he said “ The UPA government is not responsible for the hike in the price of petroleum products. The bundh will have an impact on the day-to-day life of the people.”

As a precautionary measure, security was beefed up in the district. Moreover, heavy rains that lashed the district forced the people to stay indoors  till afternoon.

Few pilgrims were seen at Talacauvery and Bhagamandala. No untoward incident were reported in the district. The concreting of road from Private Bus stand to Chowki Circle was carried out without any problem.

The bundh in Kushalnagar, Suntikoppa was total and the normal life was thrown out of gear.

The supply of milk and newspapers, were not affected by the bundh. There was concession for Primary Health Centres as well. In the backdrop of absence of labourers, Coffee Curing units at Kudloor Industrial area was closed down.

Madikeri Assembly Constituency President M N Kumarappa said “hike in the price of essential commodities affect the poor people. The hike in the price of petroleum products should be rolled back.”

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