A pro-Kannada organisation on Monday burnt an effigy of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu to protest the neighbouring state's opposition to the Paragodu project in Kolar district.
Activists of "Kannada Vedike" assembled near Mysore bank circle in the heart of the city and gave vent to their anger on Andhra Pradesh's insistence that Karnataka stop constructing the barrage across the Chitravathi river which also flows to Andhra Pradesh.
Led by its President and former MLA, Prabhakar Reddy, they shouted anti-Andhra Pradesh slogans.
Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh are locked in a fierce battle over the project on the border district. While Karnataka has categorically said it is meant to meet drinking water requirements, Andhra Pradesh maintains it is for irrigation purpose. Both the states have refused to budge from their position.