Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiahs decision to have a major cabinet reshuffle dropping 14 ministers and inducting 13 others has lead to massive protests across the state.
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Supporters of ministers who were dropped from the cabinet staged protests that included disrupting traffic and burning of tyres to mark their protest.
Supporters of Congress MLA M Krishnappa stormed the metro station in Vijayanagar and prevented a train from moving ahead.
The metro was delayed by eight minutes as protestors laid siege to the metro station.
In other districts like Koppal, Kalaburgi, Mysuru and Mandya, protestors took to the streets and even pelted stones at traffic.
The tremors of the cabinet reshuffle were also felt in the Kannada film industry, with actor Ambareesh being shown the door, that has irked many in the industry.
According to a Bangalore Mirror report, dozens of producers, led by A Ganesh protested demanding the reinstatement of the actor-turned-politician.
Terming his removal as an insult to the entire film industry, Ganesh told BM, "Ambareesh is the biggest star of Sandalwood after the late Dr Rajkumar and Vishnuvardhan. He has not even a single black mark in the three years he has been a minister. Removing him is an insult to the entire film industry."
Although a bandh was declared to be held on Monday, it was later called off after Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) intervened.