Karnataka Bandh: Siddaramaiah Asks Modi to Solve Cauvery Dispute

Normal life in most parts of the state was affected by the dawn-to-dusk bandh called by pro-Kannada outfits.

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 Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah wrote to PM Modi regarding the Karnataka bandh. (Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who seems to have lost all hope of resolving the Cauvery river dispute, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to call a meeting of the Chief Minister of the state.

Normal life in the city and most parts of the state was affected on Friday by the dawn-to-dusk Karnataka bandh called by pro-Kannada outfits, to protest against the Supreme Court’s direction to release 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water every day to Tamil Nadu for ten days.

Chief Minister Siddaramiah also appealed for peace and said that no damage should be caused to public property during the bandh.

Transport services have been hit, with government buses staying off the roads while auto-rickshaw and cab unions have extended their support to the bandh. Educational institutions have declared a holiday and metro services in the country’s IT hub have also been halted.

(With inputs from ANI and PTI.)

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