STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Karnataka: BJP workers lay siege to Congress office over Mahadayi dispute

Bharatiya Janata Party workers tried to lay siege to the Congress office on the Karwar road in Huballi, accusing the party of politicising the Mahadayi river water dispute.

Published: 28th December 2017 03:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th December 2017 03:29 PM   |  A+A-

Image used for representational purpose. (File | PTI)

By Express News Service

HUBBALLI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers on Thursday tried to lay siege to the Congress office on the Karwar road in Huballi, accusing the party of politicising the Mahadayi river water dispute.

Around 75 activists were arrested as they tried to barge into the office. They were later released. 

In the morning, a large number of BJP activists took out a protest rally from Siddharoodha Mutt to Congress office on the Karwar Road. They raised slogans against Congress party and chief minister Siddaramaiah. The activists sat on dharna in front of the office for a while.

Addressing the protesters, BJP leader Mahesh Tenginkai said, “ the Congress party is playing dirty politics in the issue. The farmers are being misguided by the opposition party. The river water dispute became complex because of the Congress."

Farmers in north Karnataka have been demanding the implementation of the Kalasa-Banduri project. The project involves diverting the waters of Mahadayi river to the northern districts of Karnataka. However, the BJP-ruled Goa has raised an objection to the project saying it will negatively affect the availability of water in the state.

"AICC Chief Rahul Gandhi should intervene in the matter and convince both Goa and Maharashtra Congress presidents to sit down for talks,” Tenginkai demanded.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp