Mangaluru: All College Students’ Association (ACSA) held a press meet in regard to the Yettinahole project at Arya Samaj Mandir, Balmatta Road here, on September 10.
Addressing the mediapersons, legal advisor of ACSA Dinaker Shetty said that on September 19, the ACSA will observe an all college bandh against the Yettinahole project from being carried any further. More than 95 colleges from DK will support the bandh and join the protest.
Prior to the protest, a rally will be organised which will be flagged off at Ambedkar Circle and culminate in front of the DC’s office.
The former CM’s from Dakshina Kannda are proponents of this project and the people of DK district will not forgive them. He also said that the MP Nalin Kamur Kateel’s letter, which he has written to the Union minister, will reach only after the completion of the diversion of Yettinahole. “The project started without any discussion with the people of DK and a huge amount of Rs 13,000 crores has been planned to be spent for the project. This is the tax payers’ money. It is every citizen’s duty to join this protest, forgetting caste, creed and religion.”
He also said that to retain Yettinahole river from being diverted, ACSA will support all associations who are opposing the project. “On September 15, there is a NH bandh by Netravati Nadii Ulisi Horata Samiti and on September 19, there is an interaction programme by Netravati Samrakshana Samiti with the elected members of DK at Roshni Nilaya. If the elected members are unable to drop the project, let them resign from their respective posts.”
President of ACSA Rohini, president of ACSA Mangaluru Taluk Samarth Rai and Prabith Kumar were also present.