District Administration demolition drive against encroachment continued on Saturday on Old PB road, RTO circle, Udyambag areas etc as part of the clean up process for the VKS.
MLA Feroz Sait & Mayor Nirwani surprised every one when both sat for a dharna and did a raasta roko. Feroz Sait said that the demolition drive has taken away the daily bread of hundreds of people and thats is why I am here on the road.
The various shopkeepers have decided to organise a protest in the city on March 1 and are considering calling a bandh on all three days of the world Kannada meet.
Situation was also tense at RTO circle as people alleged that the demolition was biased. Even tough the MLA Sait and Mayor did a dharna for over 2 hours, all shops were removed in the evening from the said areas.
Mayor has sent letters to Minister for Urban Development Suresh Kumar and secretary of the Urban Development Department demanding the transfer of corporation Commissioner S.G. Patil.
People were surprised when MLA came to the scene and his love for the citizens as he ordered the stopping of demolition. People from Kelkar bagh who had lost their shops also rushed to the spot and were trying to ask why no one supported them when the shops were being brought down.