Separate statehood will not address the problem of North Karnataka region: BS Yeddyurappa
Source :NewsBharati   Date :08-Jan-2019

 

Dharwad, Jan 8: Former Chief Minister and senior BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa said that the demand of the separate statehood will not address the long pending problems of North Karnataka. Addressing the 84th edition of Akhila Bharata Kannada Sahitya Sammelana, Yeddyurappa opined that the separate statehood to North Karnataka would be a disastrous move.

Recalling the struggle and sacrifices of Kannadigas in getting United Karnataka, the former Yeddyurappa said, “we are united because of our sentiments, not by the geographical re-arrangements”.

He urged  Kumaraswamy government to look into the matter of North Karnataka people and demanded a comprehensive development plan for the backward region. On this occasion, the state BJP head also recounted the developmental major taken by the BJP government.