Mangaluru, Sep 28, 2020: Various like minded organisations as well as political parties staged a protest in front of the Mini Vidhana Saudha in Mangaluru on September 28, Monday to protest against the amendments to the Land Reforms Act and APMC Act. The protestors shouted slogans against the Centre and State for what they termed as several anti-people and anti- farmer policies.
Addressing the protestors, KPCC Spokesperson and former MLC Ivan D’Souza alleged that the laws have been amended just to facilitate Adanis and Ambanis. He also said governments cannot remain in power if farmers take to streets. He also questioned the motive of the government to go ahead with such issues without consulting all stakeholders.
This is nothing but a conspiracy to push farmers to slavery, he alleged and questioned the silence of the BJP elected representatives of the district.
Hasiru Sene leader Ravikirana Punacha, JD(S) leader Sumathi Hegde, Congress leaders P V Mohan, Santosh Kumar Shetty, District Mahila Congress President Shalet Pinto, farmers association leader Krishnappa Salian and others took part in the protest.