Mangaluru: Dakshina Kannada Bus Owners’ Association said that it will “morally support” the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the Congress to protest against increasing prices of fuel, on Monday Sept 10th. A release from the association, said that hike in diesel prices has hit the owners and it has become difficult to operate buses.
Bus services in the district may be affected if there are any obstacles for traffic movement on that day, informed Dilraj Alva, president of the association. The association urges the Union government to bring petroleum products under the ambit of GST, said Prakash Shekha, general secretary of the association.
The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) has also supported the bandh. In a release its state president Muneer Katipalla said that the economic policies of the Union government are destabilising the life of common people.
The Old Bunder Kirana and Allied Merchants’ Association, Mangaluru said that its members will not close down their establishments on Sept 10th, in view of Gouri and Ganesha festivals on September 12th and September 13th. In a letter to the DK DC, president of the association P. Panduranga Bhandarkar sought security to the business of the members of the association.