• search
For Bengaluru Updates
Allow Notification  

Nobody should talk about separate statehood for North Karnataka: Yeddyurappa

By Vikas

Bengaluru, July 18: Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa on Wednesday rubbished the seperate statehood demand for North Karnataka and said it would be "wrong" on part of any party to make such a claim.

File photo of Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa

The demand for separate North Karnataka state has been around for many years and those who back this notion cite lack of development in the region as one of the main issues. In May, Devara Hipparagi MLA AS Patil Nadahalli, a Congress rebel who joined the BJP in March, said that the demand for separate North Karnataka state would be inevitable if the Government continues to neglect the development of backward regions of North and Hyderabad Karnataka region.

"There is no consensus on the separate state issue. Nobody should talk about a separate state. If there is no development, work for the development of North Karnataka but separate state is not a solution. It is wrong if any party claims for it," Yeddyurappa told the media today (July 18).

Nadahalli had demanded 50 per cent of cabinet berths and chairman posts at state-owned Boards and Corporations to be reserved to North Karnataka region.

Kannada activist Vatal Nagaraj had earlier threatened to sit on a dharna in every district of Karnataka from today in protest against the demand for separate statehood for north Karnataka by a section of people.

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more