Vastavam web: Normal life is likely to be affected in JDS-Congress ruled Karnataka Monday by the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the Congress over rising fuel prices and depreciation of the rupee. Functioning of public transport system, cinema theatres, multiplexes among others were expected to be hit in the state during the nation-wide bandh with the ruling Congress claiming the suport of various trade unions.
“The Congress party has called for a bandh Monday. Several other political parties and trade unions also are supporting our bandh call. Public transport systems also have extended support to our protest,” Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President Dinesh Gundu Rao told reporters here Sunday. The bandh would also mirror people’s anger and hardship against Narendra Modi government’s policies, he said.
State JDS President A H Vishwanath accused the Modi government of being ‘crony-capitalist’ working for the corporates and not the poor. The state education department has not declared any holiday for schools and colleges. The Federation of Karnataka State Lorry Owners and Agents Association, however, is only giving moral support.