Hubballi: Raitha Sena Karnataka head Viresh Sobaradmath has begun a hunger strike in Nargund, on the occasion of the second anniversary of the launch of the farmers’ protest seeking resolution to the Mahadayi dispute.
Around 5,000 farmers from the riparian areas of the Mahadayi river took part in the farmers convention held in Naragund of Gadag district. First the farmer’s leaders garlanded the statue of the Babasaheb Bave, the freedom fighter of Nargund, and then took out a protest rally through the town.The farmers who were seen waving green shawls, raised slogans against the State and Union governments throughout the procession.
Later, Mr. Sobaradmath announced the start of his hunger strike as he was fed up with the behavior of the politicians of the State. He said along with MPs, leaders like Jagadish Shettar, MP Pralhad Joshi, the former PM H.D. Deve Gowda, B.S. Yeddyurappa and others should use their good offices to ensure early resolution for the Mahadayi dispute.