The protest by members of the families displaced by the Mangalore Special Economic Zone Project continued for the third day on Wednesday.

They have been demanding that the promise to provide job for one member of each affected family be fulfilled.

Road blocked

The agitating members have blocked the road leading to the industries that are coming up at the 3rd phase of the MSEZ project.

They are angry over the delay on the part of the State Government in directing the MSEZ authorities to provide jobs to 180 members who have completed training in Karnataka Polytechnic.

R.N. Shetty Kalavuru said that the affected families were forced to launch an agitation as the State Government had not taken any step to solve their problems.

He said the MSEZ was yet to issue letters of appointment and take other actions as promised during the meeting chaired by district in-charge Minister J. Krishna Palemar on March 25.

On Wednesday, K. Abhayachandra Jain, MLA, joined the protest. The protestors did not accept the revised comprehensive action plan for employment prepared by MSEZ Project Coordinator I.S.N. Prasad on Tuesday. They set ablaze the revised action plan, which the State Government stated as the final package.

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