Bengaluru, March 8: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday unveiled the design of new state flag. The move came just a few months ahead of Assembly elections scheduled for April-May. The Chief Minister held a meeting with the Kannada organisation to take them into confidence before sending the proposal to the Union government.
After being approved by the Centre, it will be announced as the state flag.
ಇಂದು ಗೃಹ ಕಚೇರಿ ಕೃಷ್ಣಾದಲ್ಲಿ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ @siddaramaiah ಅವರ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷತೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕರೆದಿದ್ದ ಕನ್ನಡಪರ ಮುಖಂಡರ ಸಭೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ನಾಡಧ್ವಜ ಮತ್ತು ಅದರ ವಿನ್ಯಾಸಕ್ಕೆ ಸರ್ವಾನುಮತದ ಒಪ್ಪಿಗೆ ದೊರೆತಿದೆ. #Nadadwaja pic.twitter.com/QuJ6E4zOjs
— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) March 8, 2018
On July 18, the Karnataka government constituted a nine-member committee to submit a report to the state government on the possibility of designing a separate flag for the state.
The committee was constituted after a representation was submitted to the state government by journalist-writer and president of Karnataka Vidyavardhaka Sangha, Dharward, Patil Puttappa and social worker Bheemappa Gundappa Gadada.
They had urged the government to design a separate flag for Kannada ‘naadu’ and accord statutory standing for that.
With inputs from Agencies