MYSORE: In order to pressurise the government to announce three per cent separate reservation and setting up of a development corporation for the Vishwakarma community, which has more than 35 lakh members in the state, Akhila Karnataka Vishwakarma Mahasabha will launch a 10-day rally from Mysore to Bangalore on September 8.
A unanimous resolution was passed in the meeting presided by Mahasabha president K P Nanjundi on Sunday. â€śWe have been asking the government to declare a general holiday on September 17 to mark Vishwakarma Jayanti and a separate reservation for our community. Hence, we have decided to follow the Gandhian way by taking out a padayatra in which more than one lakh people will participate. We will submit a memorandum to Governor H R Bharadwaj,â€ť he said.
He was addressing the community members at a meeting held at Nanjaraja Bahadur Chowltry.
â€śNeither Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda nor district Minister S A Ramdas have responded to our demands. They did not have the courtesy to attend the state-level convention held in Mysore a few days ago,â€ť he said.
He said they donâ€™t have any MLA or MLC and no one was elected as Zilla Panchayat presidents from the community in the state. Mysore, Mandya and Chamarajanagar Vishwakarma Mahasabha district office-bearers were present in the meeting. More than 100 Vishwakarma members took out a bike rally from Chamundi Hills to Nanjaraja Bahaddur Chowltry where the meet was held after offering pooja to Chamundeshwari.