BIDAR: Former minister and Bellary Rural MLA B Sriramulu launched his muchtouted 54-day ‘padayatra’ (protest walk) from Anubhava Mantapa in Bidar on Tuesday, which was inaugurated by freedom fighter Vidyadhar Dhanshree.
Addressing the gathering, he questioned the necessity of the Rs 1-lakh crore state budget that would result in a debt burden of Rs 50,000 on every citizen.
He added that he has not received the answers to the questions he raised during a recent hunger strike.
Adding that his ‘padayatra’ stresses equality, he decried the fight for power in the state capital, in ignorance to the plight of the sufferings of those in drought-hit areas.
Sriramulu's sister and Bellary MP J Shanta, Raichur MP Sanna Phakirappa, film actress Rakshita, MLA Suresh Babu were among those who participated in the protest walk.
The ‘padayatra’ passed through Narayanpur and halted at Rajola for the night.