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Tension in Chikkaballapur after agitators turn violent

Tension prevailed in Chikkaballapur town after a bandh call by residents demanding permanent water supply turned violent with protestors pelting stones, damaging some shops and a police van.



Kolar: Tension prevailed in Chikkaballapur
town on Monday after a bandh call by residents demanding permanent
water supply turned violent with protestors pelting stones,
damaging some shops and a police van.

Police said a Karnataka State Reserve Police (KSRP) van
and some shops were damaged in stone pelting. However,
additional police personnel were deployed and the situation
was brought under control, they said.
Meanwhile Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa accused Opposition
Congress for being responsible for the problem in the town and
Kolar and urged them to give up agitation and come for talks.

"I am not responsible for the present situation. Let
legislators, MPs and leaders come for talks", he said, adding
he would certainly take measures for solving the problem.
"They should agitate against Opposition parties and not
against the ruling BJP Government", Yeddyurappa told reporters
in Bangalore when his attention was drawn to the agitation.

Meanwhile, a bandh called in Kolar district on the issue
evoked a "partial" response, with only commercial
establishments remaining closed. Vehicular movement was
normal, police said.

PTI

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