Yeddyurappa to lead all-party team to Delhi

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Bangalore, June 16: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Sunday said he would soon lead an all-party delegation to Delhi to press for the long-pending demands of the State including according classical language status to Kannada and special status to the under developed Hyderabad Karnatak region.

“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.

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