Bengaluru: Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa requested farmers to stop the demonstrations and offered them an opportunity to discuss their problems with the government.
He told reporters that repeated protests will not be permitted in the state.
“It is questionable if such protests are held daily. There is no opportunity to organise bandhs again and again,” he added.
“If you have any reservations about the farm bills, come let’s discuss them,” he said.
Requesting the farmers to withdraw all padayatras and protests, he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making special efforts to double the farmers’ income and protesting and inconveniencing others is not right. He also said that people will not appreciate such behaviour from the farming community.
Farmer groups across the state have launched an indefinite stir against the controversial farm laws passed the Parliament. After the BJP government passed the controversial Karnataka Land Reforms (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020, in the Legislative Council with the backing from JD(S), the farmer protests have intensified.