Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha leader, Vatal Nagaraj, has called a statewide bandh in Karnataka on to protest against Tamil Nadu's demand for the formation of Cauvery Management Board. In a recent meeting, Vatal lashed out against Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan. "Rajinikanth is a Marathi. He may be a superstar in Tamil Nadu, but does he not know Karnataka's situation? The two actors are protesting only to gain political mileage and should not be allowed to step into Karnataka," Vatal said.