Cauvery protesters seek Mysuru-Mandya legislators to resign and join their protest for farmers’ sake

Cauvery protesters seek Mysuru-Mandya legislators to resign and join their protest for farmers’ sake

Submitted by alvin on Wed, 2016-09-21 12:55 Mandya: In the wake of Supreme Court order to the state government to release 6,000 cusec of Cauvery water every day from September 20 to 27, members of Cauvery Hitarakshana Samiti have asked the legislators to resign. Samiti president G Madegowda who chaired the meeting in Mandya on Wednesday, wanted the legislators to quit from their position and participate in the protest against the Supreme Court order. However, this led to a lot of commotion among the members present who began arguing among themselves. However, Madegowda urged them to stick to the agenda and come to a common conclusion.The meeting later decided to invite every family member in the Cauvery basin to join the protest and oppose release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. Samiti president Madegowda urged the members not to cause any damage to the public protest but protest peacefully. They wanted Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to oppose the Supreme Court order and provide compensation to the farmers.In Mysuru, the protesters laid siege to Mysuru MP Pratap Simha's residence in Mysuru and sought his resignation and asked him to plunge into the protest for the sake of farmers of his Parliamentary constituency.Meanwhile, the protests against the court order have continued in Mysuru and Mandya regions. Protesters continue to block the Mysuru-Bengaluru Highway.