Staff Correspondent

BIJAPUR: The fast launched by Congress MLA from Basavanabagewadi Shivanand Patil outside the premises of the Jnanayogi Shivakumar Sugars Ltd. at Hirebevanur village in Indi taluk entered the sixth day on Thursday with more people joining the fast to express solidarity with him.

Mr. Patil, who is one of the directors of the factory, has been a observing fast seeking a probe into alleged irregularities committed by the managing body of the sugar unit headed by Bijapur MP Basanagouda R. Patil Yatnal. The MLA plans to continue his fast at the Vidhana Soudha from Saturday.