Demand for separate North Karnataka state, bandh on 2nd August
Hubli, July 25: Separate North Karnataka state agitation committee called for bandh on 2nd August demanding a separate state for north Karnataka. The bandh has been called in 13 districts of north Karnataka.
North Karnataka state agitation committee President Somashekahar Kotambari told media persons that the government is not taking initiative to resolve Mahadaayi river water dispute.
Somashekahar said that the committee will extend its support to strike called by pontiffs in Belagavi district. He warned that if politicians do not support their cause they will protest in front of elected representatives homes.
Several organizations extend their support.
BJP leaders from North Karnataka have been protesting against the neglect of their region by the JD(S)-Congress coalition government and have even spoken in favour of a separate North Karnataka state.
Chief Minister Mr H D Kumaraswamy wondered if they can generate revenue to complete the Upper Krishna Project (UKP) if a separate North Karnataka state was formed.
Also, BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa opined that such a demand will not lead to any solution.