Bharat Bandh evokes mixed response in Uttara Kannada district

Source: DHNS | Published on 11th September 2018, 11:57 AM | Coastal News | State News |

Sirsi: The bandh evoked mixed response across Uttara Kannada district.

In Sirsi, the bandh evoked a partial response. Most of the shops were open and buses and autos ran normally. But the number of passengers was lesser. At the old bus stand circle, Congress workers staged a protest. They expressed ire against the rising price of LPG cylinders by preparing tea using firewood oven. They also kept a bike on a pushcart to condemn the rise in petrol and diesel prices. They raised the slogan ‘Modi Hatao, Desh Bachao’.

Congress district unit President Bhimmanna Naik offered tea to the protesters and flayed the rise in prices of essential commodities.

Bhatkal

Bandh received a mixed response in Bhatkal also. While few shops were shut, others were open. Fresh vegetables and fish had arrived the market but they were no buyers till afternoon. While private buses and tempos had suspended their services, KSRTC buses, taxis and autos ran as usual. But a lesser number of passengers were seen at the bus stops. government offices and banks also functioned normally. Except the BJP, no other party took out a protest rally. Only CITU submitted a memorandum to the assistant commissioner urging to bring down prices of fuels.

Siddapur

Most of the shops in Siddapur remained closed at 10:30 am. But in the afternoon, shops began reopening one by one and normalcy returned. Bus services, both government and private, were suspended here. Workers of Congress and JD(S) submitted a memorandum to the president through Tahsildar Pattaraj Gowda.

Honnavar

State-transport bus and tempo services were disrupted in Honnavar following the bandh. However, only a few shops had been kept shut. Banks and government offices worked normally but the customers were less in number. The Tempo Association submitted a memorandum to the governor through the tahsildar requesting to bring down fuel prices. Congress workers of Honnavar and Manki took out a protest procession.

Yellapur

The bandh received a poor response in Yellapur. Shops, banks, post office, hotels and other commercial activities were normal while movement of buses and auto rickshaws was minimum.

Congress workers led by MLA Shivaram Hebbar took out a protest rally from the Congress office to the tahsildar’s office and raised slogans against the Union government and demanded immediate reduction in prices of petrol, diesel and gas.

JD(S) also supported the bandh here.

Haliyal

Haliyal bandh was total on Monday. Shops were closed, public transport was disrupted and schools and colleges had a holiday. At 11:00 am, Congress workers led by MLC S L Ghotnekar took out a protest rally and staged a rasta roko for some time. Some Congress workers also burnt tyres at Shivaji Circle to express ire against the Union government.

Kumta

Members of the Block Congress-led by MLA Sharada Shetty observed bandh symbolically by obstructing the movement of vehicles on the national highway in Kumta on Monday.

Except for some outstation buses, movement of other vehicles was normal. Shops remained opened. JD(S) taluk unit also extended support to the bandh.

Mundgod

Bandh received a poor response in Mundgod. Except for the suspended bus service and educational institutions having a holiday, everything else in the town was normal.

Dandeli

Dandeli witnessed near total bandh on Monday. Neither shops and other establishments were opened nor autos and taxis operated.

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