Bengaluru, April 18: A 12-hour strike was called in Karnataka on Saturday by pro-Kannada outfits to protest Tamil Nadu's objection to Mekedatu drinking water project across the Cauvery River, which serves as a lifeline to social and commercial lives of the two neighbouring states of South India.
Although many citizens had a tough time reaching their destinations during the day since transportation took a serious beating and the administration tried its best to keep things in order, there were also voices that felt that this bandh gave Bengaluru a day to breathe easy.
Here is what the Twitterati said on the Karnataka bandh:
#KarnatakaBandh forget about pros and cons. Bangalore truly deserves a day's off. Let the city breath freely at least for a day.— Arpana H S (@ArpanaHS) April 18, 2015
#KarnatakaBandh Next time please give a 2 months prior notice for Bandh, so we can plan a trip to Goa.— घमंडी पापी (@tangdi_kabab) April 18, 2015
How many of the people tweeting about #KarnatakaBandh actually know why the bandh is called for?— Tejas Kapatkar (@TejasKapatkar) April 18, 2015
BTW, Owners pride, neighbors envy situation. Kerala will call for bandh soon. TN first and now K'taka stealing its thunder. #KarnatakaBandh— Deepak Srikumar (@jynterpek) April 18, 2015
#KarnatakaBandh Bangalore is a dream without traffic. ;)— Bhanuprakash S (@bhanuprakash_s) April 18, 2015
The guy I met on the road, a daily wadges labor, was sad because he can't earn a single rupee today because of this #KarnatakaBandh— Sanjay Kareer (@kareer) April 18, 2015