Prices of fruits and vegetables continued to rise in Karnataka in the wake of strike by goods transport operators which entered the sixth day. The Federation of Karnataka Lorry Ownners and Agents Association which is spearheading the stir in the state, said the strike will continue till the demands are conceded by the Centre.
"We have not obstructed movement of goods. But we have taken off our vehicles. It is the middlemen who are taking advantage of the strike and pushing up prices", the Federation General Seceretary B V Narayanappa told PTI here. The state government, which has decided to invoke the National Security Act (NSA) against striking truckers, is yet to constitute a committee headed by a Judge to implement the law, a measure that is mandatory under the statute. No action can be taken under NSA till the formation of the committee.