Karnataka bandh: Offices, malls, movie halls shut over security concerns bengaluru

Mahadayi water verdict protest

Shettar said that the legal team of Karnataka had failed in presenting its argument properly before the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal. Taking note of the shutdown, several private schools and state run offices in most parts of the state had declared holiday.

The bandhs have been called on January 25 when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah will address a rally in Mysuru and a Bengaluru bandh on February 4, when PM Narendra Modi arrives. A similar bandh is planned for February 4 when PM Modi campaigns in the poll-bound state.

The Mahadayi River originates in Karnataka before entering Goa and Maharashtra, and the three states have been locked in a bitter battle for the last three decades.

"Kannada organisations backing out from the bandh on January 25 is absolutely false", he said.

The Karnataka bandh has been called to put pressure on the state and central governments to resolve the Mahadayi water sharing dispute.

But, considering that Karnataka elections are upon us and the strategic timing of the bandh raises the pertinent question: Is this bandh politically motivated?

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The Mahadayi river's water was needed for drinking and irrigation in the four drought-prone districts of Karnataka, activists said.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah rubbished the BJP's claim, stating the the bandh was not state sponsored as alleged by the BJP. Protests were also staged in front of Manyata Embassy Business Park, a software technology park in the city, alleging that several IT companies inside were functioning as usual, evading the bandh call. As a tit-for-tat, the BJP has chose to call for a bandh in those districts that Congress president Rahul Gandhi is set to visit a week later.

"Purposefully, a conspiracy has been hatched to project BJP as guilty.I want clarification from the Chief Minister. what is the stand of Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi?"

The districts are Belagavi, Bhagalkote, Dharwad and Gadag in the northwest.

The farmers also hit out at state BJP leaders for failing to stop the Centre from allowing Additional Solicitor-General of India, Atmaram Nadkarni to appear on behalf of the Goa government in the Mahadayi dispute. However, these attempts to involve Modi have also not been successful.

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