Bengaluru, Sept 23: Three days before the scheduled bandh, protests of Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha and other pro-Kannada organisations over Kalasa-Banduri project received a political mileage.
HD Kumaraswamy, the state president of the party, was quoted as saying, "We have decided to seek time with the Goa Chief Minister to have a discussion with that state, considering our government and the BJP do not have the time to speak to them and convince them of the seriousness of the issue."
More than 900 pro-Kannada outfits in Karnataka reportedly extended their support to the bandh to express their outrage against the delay in implementing the project.
The Kalasa-Banduri project by Goa and Maharashtra governments is expected to cater to the drinking water requirement of the people of Hubbali-Gadag region. However, the project has been kept on hold for a long time.
Supporting the protesting groups, Kumaraswamy also informed that he would try to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to find a solution for this crisis.