Contractors continue protest

Staff Correspondent

KOLAR: Even as the dharna by workers under the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGREGA) demanding payment of wage arrears continued on 12th day on Friday, the number of contractors staged a protest at taluk panchayat office urging settlement of their bills.

Scores of contractors said to be engaged in carrying out job scheme works, attempted to barge into the taluk panchayat meeting hall where a special meeting was in progress.

They raised slogans against the Executive Officer A. Manjunath for allegedly not releasing the funds to the contractors for works executed by them under the job scheme.