BENGALURU: ‘Akrosh Diwas’ is likely to hit the normal life in city on Monday. Traffic may be partially affected due to the protest against demonetisation of D500 and D1000 notes.
The Congress government had earlier decided not to participate in Bharat Bandh. They announced support to protests in several parts of the city and state being planned as a part of ‘Akrosh Diwas’.
“Bharat Bandh is not being observed. We are lending support to Akrosh Divas,” said Home Minister G Parameshwara. All India Trade Union Congress,Centre of Indian Trade Unions and other trade unions have also extended support to the protest. However, Janata Dal (Secular) supremo HD Deve Gowda has said that the party will not be supporting ‘Akrosh Diwas’.
Security beefed up across city Bengaluru City Police have made elaborate security arrangements in the wake ofthe protest. Around 15,000 police personnel, including senior officials will be deployed at various places.
“Thirty platoons of Karnataka State Reserve Police, City Armed Reserve, 250 Hoysala patrolling vehicles, Quick Response Teams, water jets and D-Swat force have been deployed. Focus will be on central business district area.”
Online campaign against stirs An online campaign against protests and bandh is also doing the rounds. It is asking people to stay away from protests, while highlighting the ill-effects of such politically-fuelled activities on common public. Poor people are worst-affected by such strikes, it says.