Karnataka Govt. should be taught a lesson: Shiv Sena on 'state flag' row

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 19 (ANI): On the issue of demanding a separate flag by the state of Karnataka, the Shiv Sena has condemned the matter saying the Central Government needs to take this matter seriously and intervene. Speaking to ANI, Shiv Sena leader Manisha Kayande said that the Central government should consider this issue seriously. "Karnataka Government should be taught a lesson for this," she said, adding that no State Government can ask for a separate flag. "We have our own national flag and disregarding that and asking for their own flag is a big blunder," she said. 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. Journalist-writer and president of Karnataka Vidyavardhaka Sangha, Dharward, Patil Puttappa and social worker Bheemappa Gundappa Gadada had submitted a representation to the government, following which the committee was constituted. They had urged the government to design a separate flag for Kannada 'naadu' and accord statutory standing for that. Earlier on Tuesday, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah defended the demand for a separate flag for the state, asking if there is any provision in the Constitution that prohibits the state from having its own flag.(ANI)