Mangaluru, Sept 9, 2018: The Congress which has given a call for Bharath Bundh on September 10, Monday along with other like-minded parties and organisations, to protest against spiralling fuel prices, is leaving no stone unturned in making the bundh a success.
The Congress has made it clear that the bundh would be voluntary and no one would be forced to participate in the bundh. Meanwhile several Congress leaders led by former MLA J R Lobo visited various places in the city and appealed people to support the bundh call.
Lobo along with other party leaders including PV Mohan, District Youth Congress President Mithun Rai, T K Sudheer, Praveenchandra, Alva, Vinayraj and others visited Kadri Market, City Centre Mall and other markets in the city and appealed to the shopkeepers and traders to support the bundh.
Government buses are unlikely to operate on September 10 as the AITUC led KSRTC Employees Union has already intimated the management of their support to the bundh. The Canara Bus Operators’ Association as well as DK Bus Operators Association and some autorickshaw drivers unions too have pledged support to the bundh.
Congress Padayatra in Udupi: Congress Office bearers of Udupi took out a Padayatra in the town on Sunday and sought support of the public for tomorrow’s bundh.
Party workers under the leadership of District Congress President Janardhana Tonse visited shops and commercial complexes at Jodukatte, Court Road, KM Road, and at service and city bus stands.
Veronica Carnelio, Dinesh Putran, Vishwas Amin, Harish Kini and other party leaders were present.
Holiday for educational institutions
The district administrations of Dakshina kannada and Udupi on Sunday declared holiday for all educational institutions here on Monday in view of the bandh to maintain law and order and avoid any untoward incidents.
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