Sena to collect public opinion on separate statehood

Sena to collect public opinion on separate statehood

Uttara Karnataka Janashakti Sena, which is in favour of having separate state for North Karnataka region but opposed the recent bandh call, is making preparations to develop a website to tell people about the 'injustice' done to the region, and to announce a final decision about the struggle for separate statehood on November 1, the Karnataka Rajyotsava day.

"We have the presence in eight districts, and our activities would be expanded to all 13 districts in the region. We are trying to update details in retired IAS officer S M Jamadar's book on discrimination towards the region. We will reach out to villages, to create public opinion," Sena president S Shankaranna said.

He told media persons here on Tuesday that people would be convinced about the need for having a separate state with new leadership.

"We are hopeful that most of the people would agree, and separate state flag would be hoisted on November 1. Telangana separate state struggle model is being studied, and WhatsApp groups would also be created to spread the awareness," he added.

Our demand to at least shift some offices to Suvarna Vidhan Soudha in Belagavi is not fulfilled, and it is better to make that a Chatra. Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy is showing 'do not care' attitude towards North Karnataka region, and his rented house in Hubballi is also on sale, Shankaranna added.