BJP MLA B Sriramulu supports demand for ‘separate’ North Karnataka state

Prime News, Karnataka, Ballari, July 28:- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA B Sriramulu on Friday said he would support the agitation over the demand for a separate state for North Karnataka if the “injustice” currently meted out continues.

Sriramulu, who raised the concern in the state Assembly as well, said he would lead the agitation in this regard.

“If injustice continues, then I will lead this agitation for a separate state for north Karnataka. We are not going to sit with our hands tied,” he said.

The BJP MLA from Molakalmuru also hinted that he would support the bandh called for by some organisations on August 2, demanding a separate state for the region.

“Like separate Telangana, this (movement) will also become a big ‘revolution.’ The coalition government has ignored North Karnataka. The Kumaraswamy government is practicing the politics of partiality,” Sriramulu said.

Sriramulu said Kumaraswamy should not forget that he was the chief minister of the state and not a few regions.
“Kumaraswamy is behaving as if he is the chief minister of a couple of districts. He is ignoring the people of Hyderabad-Karnataka region,” the BJP MLA said.
BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa had earlier flayed those demanding separate statehood, saying such a demand will not lead to any solution. Party MP Shobha Karandlaje too dismissed the demand for separate statehood.
The growing demand of separate statehood came after leaders accused the ruling coalition of doing injustice to North Karnataka in the same budget. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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