Mysore, Mar. 24 (KK&KMC)- More than a 100 bullock carts carrying farmers from villages around the city took out a procession in city this morning as a mark of protest against the Central Government over the skyrocketing prices of essential commodities.

Traffic on the road from Palace Gate to K.R. Circle and up to the Deputy Commissioner's office was blocked from 11 am to 11.30 am in view of the procession that commenced from Kote Anjaneyaswamy Temple.

The procession was organi-sed by Mysore Rural District BJP Raitha Morcha. The farmers, mostly members and supporters of BJP, holding placards, banners and party flags, shouted slogans against the Centre.

The procession was led by Central Relief Committee Chairman C.N. Manjegowda and Karnataka Housing Board Chairman G.T. Devegowda, atop a cart.

Former MP C.H. Vijayashankar, Raitha Morcha President Gurupadaswamy, General Secretary Nandish, Devaraj, Chennaveerappa, Mylac Chairman M.V. Ravishankar, Zoo Authority Chairman M. Nanjundaswamy and others were present in the procession that culminated at the DC's office, where they submitted a memorandum.

Manjegowda later told press persons that the procession was the beginning of a series of agitations to be launched against the Centre which, through its alleged faulty import and export policy, had made way for the prices of essential commodities rising by at least 20 % in the recent years.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore