Bengaluru: Activists continue protest against Maratha Development Authority, Vatal Nagaraj arrested

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Nov 22: Protest against the proposed Maratha Development Authority by chief minister B S Yediyurappa is continuing at the Mysuru Bank Circle in the city under the leadership of pro-Kannada activist Vatal Nagaraj.

Pro-Kannada activists have resorted to a series of protests. Vatal Nagaraj warned the state government that fierce protests throughout the state will continue till the order to form Maratha Development Authority is withdrawn.

The pro-Kannada activists carried out black flag demonstration at the Mysuru Bank Circle of the city. Police arrested Vatal Nagaraj.

Addressing the protesters, Vatal Nagaraj said, "Under no circumstances our fight will stop. On Monday we will protest in Ballari, on Tuesday in Koppal. On November 28 we will have a protest in an unprecedented scale earlier at Mysuru Bank Circle. No one can stop the bandh call given on December 5. The series of protests will continue against the formation of Maratha Authority. Many organizations have expressed their support to our bandh call."

Speaking on the occasion, Sa Ra Govindu said, "We are protesting against the state BJP government by holding black flags on behalf of Kannada Okkuta. We appeal to each and evey Kannadiga that under any strict action or pressure, the bandh that is planned on December 5 will not stop. We have got lots of support already for the bandh on December 5. People of whole Karnataka are with us."

Govindu further said, "The protest will continue on Monday in Ballari. Those who do not support this fight, will have to bear the brunt of Kannadigas. But we do not want untoward incidents. We will take everyone into confidence and fight unitedly."

"Narayana Gowda, Praveen Shetty, president of transport leaders' group and hotel owners' association are not different when it comes to this protest. We all have to fight unitedly. On December 5, the protest will be held from 6 am to 6 pm," said Govindu.

Several pro-Kannada activists and organisations led by Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha supremo Vatal Nagaraj have called for a statewide bandh on December 5, condemning the state government's decision to form the Maratha Community Development Board.

At least a dozen pro-Kannada activists, including famous film producer and Rajkumar Fans' Association chief Sa Ra Govindu met on Friday and passed a unanimous resolution that they will go ahead with the bandh call given by them on December 5.

"We are coming under a single banner - Federation of Kannada Associations - to give a call for a statewide bandh on December 5," Nagaraj had said after the meeting.



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  • griffith, KULAI

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    These border issues in south and river water issues can be solved easily if all the people of this region (south indians) handle this wisely.But just to keep control and to make politics over this area and to have political leverage.these issues are not resolved.If not these issues shoul not be a big deal to be resolved.After all all indians are brothers and sisters.

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  • S Shetty, Tulunaad

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    This Kannada People ruling Two non Kannada states in Karnataka Tulunaad and Kodagu... first learn to give respect to internal language which does not belong to kannadigas .. tulu and coorgie people are not kannadigas .. goa is smalller than tulunaad still they have a state we dont !!! even coorgies dont have one.

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  • Nelson Dsouza, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 23 2020

    The Rakhi Sawant of Karnataka politics

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    There are different people living on the borders around the state of adjacent states, so is this govt going to develop all these people of different states or it has some specific plan on people of specific states??????????......BTW, any state govt need not worry about people from different states but concentrate on its own people.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    This is only to divert attention from high Inflation & Unemployment ...

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  • kudla, mlore

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    I missed Vatal Nagaraj... Long time No see!

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Nov 22 2020

    Now see!

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