All party delegation to meet PM on classical status: Yeddyurappa

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Bangalore, Jun 15 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today announced he would take an all-party delegation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to press for the state's demand for according classical status to Kannada, the state language.

Speaking to newspersons here, Mr Yeddyurappa said demand for conferring classical status to Kannada language, which had the history of over 2,000 years, was still pending before the Centre.

The demand for according classical status to Kannada was gained ground after the UPA government at the Centre had conferred such status to Tamil, one of the four prominent Dravidian languages in south India.

Andhra Pradesh also had urged the Centre to give classical status to its state language Telugu.


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