Residents of villages located near Yettinahole on Monday took to the streets in Harle village in Sakleshpur taluk to show their opposition to the Yettinahole project. Under the proposed project, water will be provided to Chickballapur, Tumkur and Kolar districts. Terming the project “unscientific”, the protesters alleged that the government held the programme in Chicballapur only to fool voters.

They demanded that the government withdraw the project. They threatened to intensify their protest by stopping vehicles on national highways if the government did not meet their demand.