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Stop protest march, govt will go ahead with Mekedatu project, CM Bommai assures Congress

The statement comes a day after the Karnataka High Court on Wednesday asked the state government to explain as to how the Congress party was being allowed to hold a 10-day march over the Mekedatu project despite a surge in Covid-19 cases.

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru |
Updated: January 13, 2022 2:12:49 pm
The Karnataka Congress has launched a 10-day march over the Mekedatu reservoir issue. (Express File Photo: Jithendra M)

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that his government will go ahead with the Mekedatu project, while taking into confidence all stakeholders involved.

The statement comes a day after the Karnataka High Court on Wednesday asked the state government to explain as to how the Congress party was being allowed to hold a 10-day march over the Mekedatu project despite a surge in Covid-19 cases.

“When it comes to land and water-related issues, all political parties have worked together. Our government is committed to embracing the project, taking all political parties into confidence in the Mekedatu issue but for now, the Covid-19 epidemic third wave covered the state of Karnataka and especially Bengaluru. We need to take all necessary measures to curb Covid-19,” the Chief Minister said in a tweet.

He added that the health of the people was our primary duty. “Thus, commitment to perform this duty needs to be shown. The government wants the cooperation of all without violating the law governing the epidemic,” he said in a series of tweets.

On Thursday, Bommai also wrote a letter asking Opposition leader Siddaramaiah and Karnataka Congress President D K Shivakumar to stop the protest march.

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