Pro-Kannada attire threaten Karnataka bandh on Dec 5 against Maratha body; Yediyurappa cautions of action
Notwithstanding the caution from Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, numerous pro-Kannada activists and organisations led by Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha supremo Vatal Nagaraj have required a statewide bandh on December 5, condemning the state federal government’s decision to form the Maratha Neighborhood Development Board.
A minimum of a dozen pro-Kannada activists, including well-known film manufacturer and Rajkumar Fans’ Association chief Sa Ra Govindu, satisfied on Friday and passed an unanimous resolution that they will proceed with the bandh call offered by them on December 5.
” We are coming under a single banner – Federation of Kannada Associations – to give a call for a statewide bandh on December 5,” Nagaraj stated after the conference.
The Ola-Uber Drivers and Owners Association too has actually extended its assistance to the bandh, reported One India. Bars are likewise expected to remain shut, reported Republic World.
Speaking to reporters, Nagaraj said that the Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha has actually already received assistance of more than 1,000 pro-Kannada organisations throughout the state.
” We will not be cowed down by the CM’s caution and we will go ahead with our arranged bandh on December 5,” he stated.
Nagaraj added that the state federal government should roll back its choice of forming this board.
Recently, Yediyurappa took a choice to establish the Maratha Development Board that came ahead of the announcement of the bypolls to the Belagavi Lok Sabha constituency, in addition to the Basavakalyan and Maski assembly constituencies, which have a considerable Marathi-speaking population.
A row emerged following this, with pro-Kannada activists and Opposition parties condemning the decision, and requiring a statewide bandh on December 5.
Hearing this statement, Yediyurappa on Wednesday asserted that his federal government will not permit the bandh.
He even more said that if pro-Kannada activists resort to bandh, he will be required to use the police to stop it.
” With my folded hands I appeal to them not to require a bandh on December 5. If they go on, then I will be forced to act against them,” he said.
” Marathas are likewise Hindu followers. There is a difference in between advancement of Marathi and Maratha. Maratha is a community and they are Hindus,” he argued.
( With IANS inputs)
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