As the transport staff continued the strike for the second consecutive day on Saturday, which has affected the transport services throughout the state, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa appealed to the staff to restart the work and further urged them to have a discussion with the transport minister Laxman Savadi.
Yediyurappa stated in an official statement on Saturday about him directing Savadi for resolving the issue and adding that the minister was doing his best to get the adequate solution. He said, “It is unfortunate that the staff working in transport corporations are protesting by disrupting passenger services. The strike is affecting passengers across the state.”
Moreover, Yediyurappa supposedly put the blame on the vested interests, shifting the accusation to farmers’ leader Kodihalli Chandrashekhar, who has emerged as an eminent face of the strike. Yediyurappa said, “He has instigated a section of transport employees to protest which has, in turn, led to stones being pelted on KSRTC and BMTC buses. He is responsible for causing loss to public property.”
Yediyurappa further supported JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy, condemning the comments triggered against him by Chandrashekhar.
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