Prime News, Karnataka, Transport, Travel, Mysuru, December 14:- Amid the confusion surrounding the transport strike, some buses started plying from Mysuru’s KSRTC Mofussil and City Bus Terminals on Monday (December 14).
District in-charge Minister S T Somashekar visited the KSRTC Bus Terminals on Mother Teresa Road (BN Road) and at K R Circle respectively and spoke to some of the passengers. “Though Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa is ready to consider some of their issues, the protesters are not ready to relent. Even during the lockdown period, KSRTC and BMTC employees were paid salaries. The government is going through a rough phase financially and the transport employees should understand the problem.”
Training his guns on farmer leader Kodihalli Chandrashekar, Somashekar said, “He should do what he is supposed to do. The people of Karnataka know his theatrics. Kodihalli is trying to provoke transport employees to protest and politicise the issue. The whole country is struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic and protesting at this juncture is not advisable.”
On the APMC Act, Somashekar said, “The amendment has been done in the interest of the farmers. Our farmers should know they can sell their crops wherever they want. Minimum Support Price (MSP) will continue to stay and there is no change in it. We are going to hold programmes in all the four revenue sections to educate people on the new farm laws.”
The minister said that Yediyurappa could not attend the Panchalinga Darshana at Talakadu because of the transport strike but he took all the steps for the successful conduct of the Talakadu programme.
Chamaraja Constituency MLA L Nagendra, Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) chairman H V Rajeev, DCP Dr A N Prakash Gowda and others were present. (MR/GK)