Mangaluru: A four-day padayatra in protest against the controversial Yettinahole Integrated Drinking Water Project was organised by the district BJP led MP Nalin Kumar Kateel on Saturday October 10.
The padayatra was flagged off by district BJP president Pratap Simha Nayak from Shree Brahma Baiderkala Garodi Temple here, by handing over the party flag to MP Nalin Kumar.
Addressing the rally Nalin Kumar said that they would walk 30 km per day and today we will halt at BC Road where we will hold a brief public progamme. On Sunday October 11, morning we will resume our padayatra with Vande Mataram song and halt at Uppinangady, and on Monday October 12 we will halt at Gundya where a huge public programme will be held. Around 2,000-3,500 people will participate in the public programme.
The padayatra will end at Yettinahole where around 2,000 people from Sakleshpur will join us in gheraoing the project site.
Earlier, prayers were held in the presence of Sri Gurudevananda Swamiji of Odiyoor Math, Sri Mohandas Swamiji of Manila Math, Sri Rajashekarananda Swamiji of Gurupur Vajradehi Math and Sri Esha Vittaladasa Swamiji of Kemar Math.
Activists Dinesh Holla and M G Hegde, Sullia MLA S Angara, former MLA Mallika Prasad Bhandary, MLC Ganesh Karnik, former MLA Yogish Bhat, former MLA Krishna J Palemar, ZP president Asha Thimappa Gowda and others were present.