Mandya: Members belonging to the youth wing of Congress party staged a protest at Mandya for the revival of MySugar (Mysore Sugar) factory. They organised a bullock cart and tractor rally in Mandya on Friday.
The rally consisting of 100 bullock carts, 45 tractors and hundreds of motorcycles began at MySugar factory and culminated at the office of the deputy commissioner. The agitators were raising slogans against the state and central government demanding the revival of the sugar mill.
The protesters said that the closure of the sugar mill has affected hundreds of sugarcane farmers and stated that they are against the government’s decision to lease the factory to a private player for 40 years.