Bifurcating Ballari district will result in battle amongst folks, say Congress leaders
Greater than half-a-dozen Congress leaders on Wednesday strongly opposed the State authorities’s determination to bifurcate Ballari district claiming that the division will result in battle between Telugu-speaking and Kannada-speaking folks.
Formation of the brand new Vijayanagara district from Ballari district would result in the battle within the latter. “We don’t want Ballari district becoming another Belagavi”, Congress Rajya Sabha member Syed Naseer Hussain stated.
Noting frequent conflicts between Marathi- and Kannada-speaking folks within the border city of Belagavi, Mr. Hussain stated within the occasion of division of Ballari, Telugu-speaking folks would probably dominate in all elements of the district’s affairs and administration.
On November 18, 2020, the State Cupboard authorized formation of Vijayanagara district from Ballari district following stress from Forest and Surroundings Minister Anand Singh. Mr. Singh, who stop the Congress in 2019, demanded the division of the district.
Nonetheless, the federal government has not but issued a notification on bifurcation.
Talking at a press convention right here Mr. Husain, V.S. Ugrappa, former MP, L. Hanumanthaiah, MP, E. Tukaram, former Minister and MLA, and Santosh Lad, former Minister (all Congress) stated the district was divided with none information, standards and consultations. A couple of lakh folks have been opposing the cut up. “Why has the government not divided bigger districts such as Bengaluru Rural, Belagavi and Tumakuru”’, they requested.
Ballari district was the second largest income generator to the State. The creation of Vijayanagara district would result in division of income and contribution from Vijayanagara can be lower than that of Ballari. This could result in disparities within the area. “Disunity weakens and deprives development”, they claimed.
“Let politics of development precede and power politics recede”, stated the leaders united below the banner of Akhanda Ballari Zilla Horata Samiti and urged the federal government to repeal its determination.
Smaller districts akin to Bagalkot and Koppal haven’t developed after division and division of the district was not the factors for growth. Traditionally, there have been shut relations between folks of Ballari and Hosapete and the federal government shouldn’t play with the emotions of the folks, Mr. Ugrappa stated.