Mangaluru: Karnataka Rakshana Vedike staged protest outside DC office on September 7, Wednesday over release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu.
Addressing the protestors, District President Anil Das said "Entire Karnataka is agitated over Supreme Court directive to release 15,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha is politicizing the issue for the purpose of vote bank. Farmers in Karnataka are distressed over the issue. Our state government negligence's in this issue is hurting people."
"Karnataka is facing monsoon deficit and has scarcity of water in four reservoirs. The state will definitely turn to a barren land," he added.
Referring to the controversial Yettinahole project, he said "DV Sadananda Gowda and Veerappa Moily have benefited crores of money for their stance on the project."
Meanwhile, protestors burnt an effigy of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha.
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