Demonstrations dot the city before cabinet meeting

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Gulbarga, Sep 25 (UNI) With a day left for Cabinet meeting to be held here tomorrow, the city witnessed as many as 12 organisations including the left parties holding demonstrations.

While CPI(M) and the CPI protested against the country's nuclear deal with the US as well as demanded immeidate announcement of a special package to the backward Hyderabad-Karnataka region.

The organisations tookout processions, held demonstrations and staged dharnas in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office and submitting a memorandum.

The CPI(M) led by its district Secretary Bhimasetty Hemballi tookout a procession to the DC office protest against the nuclear deal and raised slogans against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The CPI tookout a procession through thorough fares to the DC office demanding the government to announced a special package for the development of the Hyderabad Karnataka region. It also demanded to constitute a special task force to monitor the proress of the development.

The farmers under the umbrella of Raita Horata Samithi led by Kedarilnga Hiremath staged a dharna at DC Office demanding the Government to sanction Mallabad lift irrigation project.

All India Kisan Sabha, an affiliation of the CPI, staged a dharna at DC office demanding a special package for the development of Gulbarga city.

It also demanded that Rs 100 crore to be allocated to the Hyderabad-Karnataka development board. The AIKS demanded that government should take steps to set up the sanctioned food park at Jawargi, and allocation of Rs 100 crore for Tur Board.

The Kannada Rakshana Vedike, which gave Gulbarga Bandh call today withdraw its call last night. The KRV demanding the government to implement the Gulbarga city master plan.

The KRV strongly resented the sudden removal of Harsha Gupta as Regional Commissioner who had taken a firm stand in implementing the master plan.

The other organisations who held demonstrations and dharnas were All India Student Federation, Dalit Sena, Chitrakala teachers association, district contractors association and some other organisations.

The Police had tough time to ensure peaceful protests and manage the traffic which was affected due to demonstrations.

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