Samarasya Nadige: Congress's rally to counter BJP's
To counter BJP's rally, Congress would conduct "walk for communal harmony" rally in Mangaluru on 12 September.
The walkathon named "Samarasya Nadige" would be organized from Mangaluru's Farangipet to Maane.
Congress claimed BJP's rally is a tool to whip up communal sentiments in the coastal region.
It added the bike rally would cause disharmony in the communally-sensitive Mangaluru and lead to traffic bottlenecks.
Don't need anyone's permission for rally: Yeddyurappa
On 4 September, Mangaluru Police Commissioner TR Suresh had issued orders denying BJP permission for the bike rally for maintaining peace. Karnataka BJP President S Yeddyurappa said they don't need anyone's permission for the rally being conducted by BJP's Yuva Morcha.