“We have been placing our demands before the Centre but it is yet to consider the same. People of Karnataka are losing their patience over the delay. The Centre should not treat our patience as weakness," Yeddyurappa said, accusing the Union government of step motherly treatment to the State at a press conference in Bangalore. Successive governments were responsible for the backwardness of Hyderabad-Karnatak region, he alleged and urged the Centre to extend special status under Article 371 of the Constitution to boost development in this backward region.
A meeting of the State MPs will be convened soon to discuss projects pending clearance before the Centre.