The protest against the MLA’s belonging to the Maharashtra Ekikarna Samiti (MES) intensified with various pro-Kannada organisations resorting to street protests, demanding the disqualification of Sambhaji Patil and Aravind Patil, MLAs.

The members of the Jaya Karnataka organisation held a protest demonstration outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office and submitted a memorandum addressed to Governor H.R. Bhardwaj.

The behaviour of the MLAs inside the House should not be tolerated at any cost, they said. It was an insult to the land, language and culture. Instead of focusing on their duties towards the people, these MLAs have made it a habit to gain publicity by such “gimmicks”, the memorandum said.