But Congress took this decision suddenly in the background of PUC exam on Thursday. KPCC working president Ramalinga Reddy said that he has decided to cancel the bandh that will be held tomorrow.
Speaking at the KPCC office on Wednesday, he said that the Congress has taken the decision on the request of the educational institutions. Ramalinga Reddy informed that this decision has been taken by important Congress leaders including KPCC President DK Shivakumar, Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah.
The Congress had called a bandh in Karnataka against corruption in the state government, including the Madal Virupakshappa bribery case. It was requested not to open shop windows for two hours. But now the bandh call has been withdrawn in the interest of the students.
Bandh withdrawn on appeal by students and parents-DKSH
KPCC president D.K. said that due to the pressure of students and parents, the Congress has decided to withdraw the symbolic Karnataka bandh which was supposed to be held tomorrow in the background of the statewide school and college examinations, including the second PUC examination. Shivakumar said.
Shivakumar said in a media release that this decision was reached after consultation with senior Congress leaders. The Congress had decided to hold a symbolic bandh for two hours from 9 am to 11 am on March 9 to protest against the excessive corruption of the BJP government and to demand the resignation of the Chief Minister.
However, the students and parents expressed their opinion that because of the exams, we will be disturbed by the bandh. Their welfare is our priority. Therefore, we have decided to withdraw the bandh call by respecting their opinion, said D.K. Shivakumar said.
In the background of the Karnataka bandh, there was concern that if the activists staged a ruckus and protest rally in some places, it might cause problems for the students going for PUC annual examination. At present there is concern about the return of the bus.
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