HKHS to hold demo in front of Parliament: Leader

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Gulbarga, Nov 26 (UNI) The Hyderabad-Karnataka Horata Samithi (HKHS), which is spearheading the agitation demanding conferring special status to Hyderabad-Karnataka region, the most backward area in the state by amending Article 371 of the constitution has threatened to hold a demonstration before Parliament.

Speaking to mediapersons here, HKHS president and senior BJP leader Vaijanath Patil said all political parties in the state would be invited to participate in the agitation in front of Parliament.

Stating that special status under Article 371 of the constitution was granted to neighbouring Vidharbha region in Maharashtra and Telangana in Andhra Pradesh, he said the Centre was showing discrimination to the people of Hyderabad-Karnataka region.

Mr Patil said the HKHS had lost confidence in taking all party delegation to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and submit a memorandum.

''Former chief minister S M Krishna, N Dharam Singh and Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa have led delegations and submitted memoranda, urging to amend Article 371 but nothing happened,'' he regretted.

A bandh in the H-K region comprising five districts would be held during the first week of December, he said, adding the date would be announced later in protest against the continued negligence shown by the Union government over the issue.

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