HD Kumaraswamy’s Plan To Stub Out Protest In Karnataka For Separate State

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HD Kumaraswamy’s Plan To Stub Out Protest In Karnataka For Separate State

BENGALURU: As the demand for a separate north Karnataka state resurfaced, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said on Tuesday, that the state government was considering shifting some government offices to Suvarna Vidhana Soudha in the region, in an attempt to address alleged discrimination.

Expressing his government's strong commitment for the region's development, the chief minister, who is in the eye of a political storm over the separate state demand issue, said he was one among them as he termed the issue a 'conspiracy' by political opponents ahead of next year's Lok Sabha polls.

'There are two Upa Lokayukta's in the state. I have plans to shift one Upa Lokayukta to Suvarna Vidhana Soudha. Then there are about five or six RTI commissioners. Among them is a plan to shift three to northern districts - one to Kalaburagi and the other two to Belagavi Suvarna Vidhana Soudha,' he said.

Plans are on to shift several offices, including the 'Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam', to northern districts, he said.

Mr Kumaraswamy said he had already made plans to shift some offices from Bengaluru and to ensure that the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha in Belagavi functions all round the year actively.