BENGALURU: The Members of Legislative Council (MLC) who have been staging a protest for the past one week demanding that several demands related to teachers and educational institutions be fulfilled, have withdrawn the protest temporarily.
Following the meeting held with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday, the MLCs have decided to withdraw their overnight protest for now as the CM assured to continue the meeting on September 19.
“We had a discussion with the CM for more than three hours. As it was late in the evening, the CM decided to continue the meeting on September 19. The CM also requested us to take back the protest. Considering this we have temporarily taken back the protest,” said Puttanna, MLC.
There were over 37 demands placed before the Chief Minister and of that some were discussed and the CM even agreed to fulfill some of them. According to an official who taken part in the meeting, some of the demands like providing health insurance to private and aided school and college teachers has been agreed by the CM.However, the MLCs have decided to wait till September 19 for second round of meeting.