BJP MLA B Sriramulu demands separate state for North Karnataka

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA B Sriramulu said he would support the agitation over the demand for a separate state for North Karnataka if the “injustice” currently meted out continues.

Sriramulu, who raised the concern in the state assembly as well, said he would lead the agitation in this regard.

“If injustice continues, then I will lead this agitation for a separate state for north Karnataka. We are not going to sit with our hands tied,” he said

The BJP MLA from Molkalmoru also hinted that he would support the bandh called for by some organisations on August 2, demanding a separate state for the region.

Sriramulu alleged that the Kumaraswamy government was ignoring North Karnataka and practicing the politics of partiality. The growing demand of separate statehood came after leaders accused the ruling coalition of doing injustice to North Karnataka in the same budget.

He said that the MLAs from North Karanataka was holding discussions. The BJP MLA from Molkalmoru also hinted that he would support the bandh called for by some organisations on August 2, demanding a separate state for the region.

“Just wait and watch, what we will do next. Like separate Telangana, this (movement) will also become a big ‘revolution’. The coalition government has ignored North Karnataka. Chief Minister Kumaraswamy is practising the politics of partiality,” he was quoted by PTI as saying.

He said that Kumaraswamy was behaving as if he is the chief minister of a couple of districts. He is ignoring the people of Hyderabad-Karnataka region, he alleged.

Organisations like Uttara Karnataka Horata Samiti and Uttara Karnataka Vikasa Vedike have accused the state government of ignoring the regions’ interests. Several leaders, including Congress leader H K Patil had accused the state government of ignoring the region in the state budget.

Comments

comments