Daijiworld Media Network – Bangalore (MS)
Bangalore, January 7: The padayatra intended to be organized by Congress to pressure the ruling BJP government to go ahead with the implementation of Mekedatu from January 9 has become a matter of prestige for both parties.
Congress is determined to go ahead with padayatra as per the plan amid the strict coronavirus pandemic guidelines issued by the BJP-led state government. Interior Minister Araga Jnanendra warned Congress leaders would be arrested if they tried to continue the march, to which Congress retorted that Jnanendra “cannot do it in this life and must come in another.” life”.
Meanwhile, Kanakapura Police on Thursday January 6 issued an order to close pubs, hotels, bars, restaurants and resorts from 10 p.m. on Friday January 7 until 5 a.m. on Monday January 10 .
Police have strictly warned owners of these facilities against violating weekend curfew orders. A few media outlets claimed that police sub-inspectors had been asked to stand outside hotels and resorts to ensure orders were followed.
The decision to close the Kanakapura resorts angered congressional leaders. KPCC Chairman DK Shivakumar said, “Instructions have been given by the state government in DC to prevent Congress padayatra on the Mekedatu project. We had booked a hotel in Sangam. Now the owner of the hotel was threatened and asked to close the hotel. Even if “Hotels are not available, we will sleep wherever we are. We have reserved 5000 beds. We hold this padayatra for the welfare of Kannadigas. Even if we lose our lives, we don’t care.”