Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (JD)
Udupi, Feb 20: State home minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday, February 20 said that restrictions will be placed on the state’s border areas with Kerala and Maharashtra due to rising cases and second wave of coronavirus.
Speaking to mediapersons, he said, “We have business relations with Kerala and Maharashtra. In some areas, we even have daily commuters between the states. A high level discussion has been conducted to put restrictions in the border districts. There are 16 routes to commute between Kerala and Karnataka. We will allow commuters only in some important routes and close the other routes. All the people entering from Kerala and Maharashtra have been advised to undergo Covid test. Precautionary measures have been undertaken on Maharashtra and Kerala borders," he said.
On the reservation movement in the state by the Panchamasali community, he said, "Those who are in the rally are in contact with our ministers. They have been discussing the issue with minister C C Patil. The issue has been discussed in cabinet meetings as well. Agitation is on for SC, ST, and OBC and even for general category. Opinion of the law experts will be taken,” he said.