Protest held outside residence of B S Yeddyurappa, 35 Youth Congress activists arrested in Shivamogga

Source: S.O. News Service | By Arfa Kazia | Published on 5th February 2018, 11:07 PM | State News |

Shivamogga: The police here arrested around 35 youth Congress activists for trying to picket the residence of B S Yeddyurappa in the city on 4th February, Sunday.

According to sources, the activists had gathered on Sunday in a protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Karnataka outside the residence of Bharatiya Janata Party State unit president B S Yeddyurappa.

Addressing the protesters, Youth Congress Functionary K Ranganath demanded that Mr. Modi intervene in the Mahadayi water sharing dispute and direct the CM there to allow Karnataka to use Mahadayi water in drought-hit areas of North Karnataka.

“The National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre should waive the crop loan borrowed from nationalised banks”, he added.

In order to take the protesters under control, the police resorted to mild caning and due to this five activists including Ranganath, Ranjith, Girish, Kiran and Pradeep were hospitalized as they sustained injuries. The rest of the protesters were arrested and taken to the office of District Armed Reserve Police.

The police have booked them under Section 71 of Karnataka Police Act, 1963.

Similar incident was reported at Shikaripur town where 13 activists who tried to picket Mr. Yeddyurappa’s residence at Malerakeri were arrested by the police.

 

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