After Kannada film industry announced that it would lend complete
support to the bandh called by pro-Kannada groups over the centre's
directive to the state to release 9,000 cusecs of Cauvery water
daily for Tamil Nadu, now it is the turn of the fans club of
Sandalwood stars to jump into the fray.
The fans associations of late Dr Vishnuvardhan and Shivaraj
Kumar have given its full support to the bandh. On Thursday
(October 4), the fan clubs staged separate protests and raised
voice against the centre claiming that the government is giving
step-motherly treatment to Karnataka.
"We would let our blood flow for Tamil Nadu but will not give
water to our neighbouring state," the fans shouted. Notable
organisations Shivu Adda, Shiva Sainya, Don Shivaraj Kumar Seva
Samithi, Kechedeya Simha Shivaraj Kumar Sena Samithi and Vishnu
Abhimanigala Sangha took to the streets.
However, the Kannada film industry will remain shut down on
October 6. The entire Sandalwood is expected to join the protests