Mysore, Nov 14 (UNI) Transfer of City Corporation and Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) Commissioner P Manivannan has sparked widespread protests by various organisations demanding immediate cancellation of the transfer.
Demonstration and protest processions were held in the city against the new BJP led coalition government's action in this regard.
Association of Concern and Informed Citizens of Mysore (ACICM) which led a demonstration in front of the City Corporation Office has given call for Mysore Bandh on November 16 demanding retention of Mr Manivannan for at least one more year.
Various organisations called upon the people of Mysore, citizens organisations, NGOs and various sections of the society to actively participate in the bandh in the interest of the city.
Protestors took out procession on the main streets and staged demonstration at K R Circle and submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner. They shouted slogans against the Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, BJP and its Corporators and land mafia for transfer of efficient officer.
Mr Manivannan had taken charge of MUDA only on August 24 and also city corporation commissioner later. Recently he launched the implementation of JNNURM projects in the city and taken various measures for overall development of the city.