Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News December 10 Highlights: Farmers and other organisations continued protesting against the Karnataka Land Reforms (Second Amendment) Bill on Thursday. Kodihalli Chandrashekar, president of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, Aikya Horata, a coalition of a farmer, labour and Dalit groups members and along with farmers began a march towards Raj Bhavan in Bengaluru.
The traffic has been disrupted in various parts of the city while traffic is halted in and around Vidhana Soudha, Seshadri road, Freedom park, Maurya circle.
On Tuesday, the BJP government in Karnataka managed to get a land ownership reforms Bill passed in the state legislative council with the support of the opposition JD(S) even as the Congress voted against the Bill.
The Karnataka Land Reforms (Amendment) Bill, 2020 had earlier been stalled in the Council despite the legislative assembly – the lower house – clearing it. The Bill sought to remove Sections 79 A, B and C of the Karnataka Land Reforms Act, 1961, which restricted farmland purchases only to agriculturists and to those earning below Rs 2 lakh per annum.