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“We will support it”: Karnataka BJP chief CT Ravi on Bengaluru ‘Bandh’

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], September 26 (ANI): Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief CT Ravi on Monday mentioned that his celebration will assist the Bengaluru Bandh, known as Tuesday to protest in opposition to the discharge of Cauvery water to neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

“Today our state party chief and BS Yediyurappa declared support. We will support it and with it, we’ll also protest in front of the Gandhi statue,” CT Ravi instructed ANI.

Bengaluru is predicted to see a whole shutdown on Tuesday as farmer our bodies, Kannada organisations and opposition events have known as for a ‘Bandh’ within the metropolis to protest in opposition to the order of Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) directing the state to launch 5000 cusecs of water to its neighbouring state Tamil Nadu, for 15 days, efficient from September 13.

Bengaluru Urban District Collector KA Dayanand has introduced a public vacation for all faculties and schools within the metropolis in view of the Bandh.

Bengaluru Police Commissioner, B Dayananda mentioned that Section 144 might be imposed within the metropolis underneath which gatherings of greater than 5 individuals won’t be permitted.

Meanwhile, protests have been deliberate at Freedom Park, Raj Bhawan, Town Hall by pro-Kannada organisations. However, the Police Commissioner alerted that protests would solely be allowed in Freedom Park.

Cabs might be plying as typical within the metropolis. Ola Uber Drivers and Owners Association president Tanveer Pasha mentioned that Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation, Ola and Uber providers might be as typical.

However, eating places will stay closed within the metropolis, President Bangalore Hoteliers Association PC Rao mentioned.

“It’s our duty, we are also supporting the Karnataka bandh called tomorrow (by pro-Kannada organisations) as we have not gotten justice for several years,” PC Rao mentioned.

Meanwhile, airline Vistara got here up with a journey replace asking its travellers to plan their rides to and from the airport with warning since personal transport is perhaps disrupted.

“Due to the ‘Bengaluru Bandh’ on September 26, 2023, private transport might be disrupted. Customers travelling from Bangalore are advised to allow more time for their journey to the airport,” the airline mentioned in a put up on ‘X’.

Speaking on the Bandh, BJP chief C T Ravi mentioned, “Today our State Party Chief and BS Yediyurappa declared support. We will support it and with it, we will also protest in front of the Gandhi statue.”Meanwhile, amid the continued Cauvery river water sharing dispute with Tamil Nadu, Janata Dal-Secular (JDS) MP HD Deve Gowda on Monday in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requested for a workforce of specialists to check the water and standing crop scenario in Karnataka.

“I have made an appeal to the PM on the prevailing situation. In my letter to the PM, I wrote that the Jal Shakti department should file a review petition and a committee of experts should be sent to Karnataka to study the water and standing crop situation. I requested the same to the Vice President of the country,” the ex-PM mentioned in a joint press briefing with JD(S) chief and former CM HD Kumaraswamy.

The JD(S) supremo additional mentioned that his celebration is right here’to save lots of the individuals’ of the state.

“I don’t want to speak on alliance and other issues at present. I’m only speaking pertaining to Cauvery. I don’t want to say anything related to bandh called tomorrow. I’m alive not for politics or power. We are here to save the people of the state. My party exists for this. I was crying when I was speaking in parliament about Cauvery,” he added. (ANI)