Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Sunday asserted his government was pro-farmers and sought to brush aside the state-wide bandh called by various farmers outfits on Monday over amendments to the APMC and land reforms act, saying there was no 'scope' for the agitation.
Assuring that the people can carry on with their day-to-day activities normally without any fear, the state government warned against any move to forcefully enforce the bandh.
Our farmers' leaders at least now have to understand the intention, and should drop the bandh call and stop creating unnecessary confusion.
Despite the stiff opposition from the opposition parties, especially Congress, the Yediyurappa government was successful in getting the APMC bill and also the Karnataka Land Reforms(Second Amendment) Bill passed in the assembly on Saturday.
The bandh is also supported by several labour organisations who are protesting against amendments to certain labour laws.