Kuruba community demands ST status

Kuruba community demands ST status

The delegation also met the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi in relation to their demand

The delegation that met Union ministers Renuka Singh and Pralhad Joshi was led by K S Eshwarppa. Credit: DH File Photo

A delegation from Kuruba ST Campaign Committee on Tuesday demanded that the Centre grant ST status to the Kuruba community.

A delegation led by Karnataka Rural Development Minister K S Eshwarappa, former ministers H Vishwanath, H M Revanna and Bandeppa Kashempur met the Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Renuka Singh Saruta and submitted a memorandum. 

The delegation comprising Niranjananda Puri Swami of Kaginele Kanakaguru Peeta, Eshwarananda Swami of Hosadurga Kaginele Kanakaguru Peeta, Campaign Committee Chairman K Veerupakshappa, Committee working president K Mukudappa and others.