New Delhi, July 31: Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Tuesday accused HD Kumaraswamy of indulging in politics of Divide and Rule. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said, “CM HD Kumaraswamy is playing politics of Divide & Rule. Unfortunately, he is working only for 37 JDS MLA seats, not as CM of entire Karnataka. CM’s injustice to different parts of Karnataka & especially North Karnataka has created agitation in North Karnataka.”Also Read - Insulted by Car Salesman, Karnataka Farmer Returns With Rs 10 Lakhs In 30 Mins to Buy SUV | Watch
Earlier in the day, Kumaraswamy blamed the media for instigating the separation of North Karnataka agitation. The Chief Minister said, “You, the media, are adding fuel to fire for no reason. People of North Karnataka are with the government. If anything happens, you (media) will be responsible.” Also Read - Karnataka Farmer Humiliated by Mahindra Showroom Salesman. Here's How He Paid Back 'With Rs 10 Lakh Cash'
The agitation for a separate north Karnataka is picking up the pace with the Separate State Agitation Committee has said it will unveil a flag for the northern Karnataka region in Belagavi city on Tuesday, said media reports. The committee has been demanding that a separate state be carved out of the region’s 13 districts. According to News18, the Samiti has also made hundreds of shawls in the same colours as the flag. Also Read - Karnataka Records Over 50,000 New COVID Cases, Bengaluru Contributes More Than Half | 10 Points
A leading daily quoted the committee president, Somashekhar Kotambari, as saying that he would do everything required to make the separate state a reality. “For decades we have faced the apathy of governments concerned only with the development of southern Karnataka and have ignored this region. To send out a message that this is a committed agitation, we will unveil a north Karnataka flag,” he told Hindustan Times.