“I am extremely pained by the government’s decision to bifurcate Ballari district to form the new Vijayanagara district. The pain of district’s division will haunt me forever,” G. Somashekhar Reddy, the MLA for Ballari metropolis, who had been opposing the federal government’s transfer to bifurcate the district, stated in Ballari on Saturday.
Speaking to presspersons after flagging off the particular marketing campaign for blindness eradication, Mr. Reddy additionally expressed his helplessness to stop the district’s division.
“After the Cabinet resolved to bifurcate Ballari to form Vijayanagara district, I met Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa and once again appealed to him to drop the idea. The CM and other senior Ministers said that the bifurcation would be done one day, if not during this government, it would be during any of the next governments. They also appealed to me to stop opposing and resisting the Cabinet decision,” he stated.
When requested whether or not he had modified his thoughts after assembly the Chief Minister, Mr. Reddy responded negatively.
“I continue to hold that Ballari district should remain undivided. If all the legislators from the district are ready to oppose the bifurcation, I will once again take their delegation to Chief Minister and try to convince him,” he stated.
To a query on whether or not he would take part within the Ballari bandh agitation scheduled for subsequent Thursday to oppose the bifurcation of Ballari, Mr. Reddy stated that he wouldn’t instantly take part within the demonstrations, however wished for its success.