Professional-Kannada activists have come out in opposition to Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa’s directions for the formation of a Maratha Growth Authority forward of the bye-election to Basavakalyan Meeting constituency in Bidar district.
File photograph of Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa (Photograph Credit: PTI)
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has requested officers to arrange a Maratha Growth Authority for the advantages of Marathas dwelling within the districts bordering Maharashtra. A Rs 50-crore fund can be utilised for the monetary, social, instructional and improvement advantages of Marathas.
The announcement comes forward of the bye-election to Basavakalyan Meeting constituency in Bidar district, the place Marathas are mentioned to be in good numbers. Basavakalyan additionally has a very good variety of voters from BS Yediyurappa’s Lingayat group.
The bye-election has been necessitated after Congress legislator B Narayan Rao died of Covid-19.
Analysts imagine the BJP is utilizing the identical tactic the party employed in Sira the place it arrange a improvement board to woo the Golla group. The BJPs candidate received the by-election.
Nevertheless, Professional-Kannada activists have opposed the most recent transfer. Vatal Nagaraj and different activists protested in Bengaluru. He mentioned, “Will the state arrange improvement boards for Telugu and Tamil individuals too? The choice will not be CM BS Yediyurappa’s. The BJP and the RSS are behind it as the 2 attempt to reclaim their energy in Maharashtra, the place the Shiv Sena is now ruling in a coalition.”
Professional-Kannada activists through the protest in Bengaluru (Photograph Credit: Nolan Pinto/India At this time)
Vatal Nagaraj has threatened to launch protests throughout Karnataka if this resolution was not reversed instantly.