Hundreds of farmers tried in vain to register their protest against the government on the Tumkur highway, even as MoUs of mega projects were being exchanged at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center, the venue for GIM 2012.

Over 500 farmers belonging to Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha and Karnataka Prantha Raitha Sangha raised slogans against the government’s initiative to attract investments to the State from large players.