The announcement for the bandh was made by ABVP and YAC office-bearers in a press conference on Monday. They stated that the PM should take moral responsibility for the coal scam and step down immediately. They also demanded that a judicial probe be carried out on the matter. Stepping up pressure, they also demanded that huge amount of black money stashed away in foreign shores be brought back immediately.
YAC national co-convener Ravi Kumar, in the press conference, mentioned that the scams during the UPA rule was running into crores of rupees. He commented, "The UPA is getting into one scam after another at a time when the people of the country are suffering from various problems, including price rise."
YAC State co-convener Jayakrishna stated, "It is the duty of the students to be aware of the serious problems haunting the country, especially [those] related to corruption."
Both the agitating groups were bombarded with questions by the media for getting students involved in such political campaigns and why they did not carry out any protest when the Karnataka Lokayukta indicted former CM Yeddyurappa in the illegal mining case. They replied that protests were organised even then against corruption.