The bandh call given by various organisations against the sudden transfer of SP Sandeep Patil has evoked good response.
City buses are off the road and most of the autos as well after 9 am.
Shops in main market area are half open and majority are compeletely shut.
People have gathered at Shivaji Garden and the rally would start in some time.
People from all castes, languages took active part in the rally and only the tri color was seen. Slogans shouted were also only Jai Hind.
This kind of unity shown by the people is great and for the first time. The traffic is quite normal. But commercial establishments are shut.
Sources say that the transfer has been kept pending for two more days and SP who was supposed to assume charge today at Mandya has been told to wait till further orders. It looks very likely that the transfer order would get cancelled.
In total 33 different organisations from the city gave their memorandums to the DC which in itself shows how the people from various religions, languages and have come together.