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Karnataka Minister V. Sunil Kumar (File Photo/ANI)
Karnataka Minister V. Sunil Kumar (File Photo/ANI)

BJP-led Karnataka govt constitutes committee to submit report on declaring Tulu as second official language

ANI | Updated: Jan 31, 2023 17:13 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], January 31 (ANI): In the run-up to the Assembly elections in Karnataka, the BJP-led state government is leaving no stone unturned to appease the linguistic groups in coastal Karnataka.
The Minister for Kannada and Culture, Energy, V. Sunil Kumar has said that the government has constituted a committee to study and submit a report on declaring Tulu as the state's second official language of the state.
Tuluvas are a large ethnolinguistic group in coastal Karnataka. Tulu language activists have been demanding its inclusion in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution.

The committee will be headed by M Mohan Alva, Chairman, Alva's Education Foundation, Moodbidri.
The committee will be submitting its report to the government within a week, said the Minister.
Karnataka is slated to go for polls in the month of April-May this year. (ANI)