Bengaluru: Kannada organizations on Wednesday announced a state-wide bandh on December 31 in protest against the recent defacing of a statue of freedom fighter Sangolli Rayanna by alleged activists of the Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti in Belagavi.
”There will be Bandh on December 31,” Kannada activist Vatal Nagaraj said in a press conference.
He added that the Kannada organizations have taken the incident in Belagavi a few days ago very seriously.
”This is not an ordinary Bandh, it is the echo from the breath, heart, and soul. This is above the Congress, BJP, and the JD(S). All are with us going beyond their political differences. No one should stop this Bandh,” Nagaraj said.