Codava National Day on November 24

Kodavas should be addressed as Kodavas only, says Nachappa

Addressing a news conference on Wednesday, he said that the Codavas should take part in large numbers to press for the demand.

“The movement for Kodavaland should be understood from a right perspective. It should not bee seen from monetary point of view,” he said adding that AICC President Sonia Gandhi herself had inquired about the situation in Kodagu when CNC staged protest in New Delhi.

“She has given positive response to the movement. She has also expressed her desire to take part in Kodava National Day celebration,” he said.

Nachappa said that during the caste based census, which is being conducted first time after 1931, Kodavas should be addressed as Kodavas only.

Raising suspicion over the Tiger and Elephant menace in Virajpet, he said that he senses conspiracy of evicting Kodavas from their land by releasing Tiger and Elephant in the area.

He also demanded Tribal status to Kodava community along with reservation for employment.

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