Reportedly the bandh has been called to demand the implementation of the Sarojini Mahishi report, which recommends job reservations to Kannadigas in the state in both the private and government sectors. Meanwhile Public transportation including the Namma Metro and the bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) will function as normal. indian Express reported that the karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) staff and workers associations are yet to decide if they will participate in the bandh.
Reportedly cab services may take a hit from 6 am to 6 pm as cab owners and auto drivers who are part of Adarsha auto and Taxi Union and jai Bharatha Vehicle Owners and drivers Association are set to take part in the bandh. Tanveer Pasha, President of ola, uber drivers and Owners Association, bengaluru told "Association of ola and uber drivers in the city have extended support for the bandh. We agree that the recommendations laid down in the Sarojini Mahishi report should be implemented. It will be a boost for ola and uber drivers too".
Moreover many other organisations have also supported the bandh called on february 13. This includes the karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC), Lorry Owners Association, Centre of indian Trade Unions (CITU) among others. Perhaps a large rally will be taken out from the Town Hall to Freedom Park, with participation from pontiffs of over 40 mutts across the state, said karnataka Sanghatanegala Okkuta President HB nagesh to Times of india, who added that farmers unions will also participate in the strike and police Commissioner Bhasker Rao quoted saying that no organisation had applied for permission from the police for a protest or bandh.