Mangaluru, April 18: Former union minister B Janardhana Poojary insisted the state government to drop the Yettinahole project and implement Karnataka observed bandh demanding Mekedatu project, across River Kaveri.
Most of the places of Karnataka observed bandh urging to implement Mekedatu project.
Addressing a press meet at the district Congress office here on Saturday April 18th, Poojary said, in order to fix he water scarcity problem, the Chief minister should effectively implement the Mekedatu project as this provide water to many places of the state.
Poojary further said as the Yettinahole project would affect the people of Dakshina Kannada, the government should drop this project. Various places of the district are facing the problem of water scarcity. If this Yettinahole project is implemented the district may face famine and it may have a bad effect on agriculture. Water problem would also cause problems to builders, he said.
Poojary lauded pro-Kannada organizations for holding the protest demanding Mekedatu project, said, six crore population of Karnataka should support this cause as it would benefit many people of Karnataka. The state government should convince the Tamil Nadu government that it will not affect the farmers of its state.
Poojary speaking about the districts which has not supported the bandh, said, all should support this cause.
Kudroli Shree Gokarnanatheshwara Temple will offer rice to Ullal Uroos and the interested can donate rice for the cause before 6 pm on Sunday April 19th, said Poojary.