New Delhi: An all-party delegation from
Karnataka led by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Monday met
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to demand special status for the
The delegation demanded a constitutional amendment to
ensure special provisions with regard to Hyderabad-Karnataka
region consisting of Gulbarga, Bidar, Raichur, Koppal and
In a memorandum submitted to Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh, the all-party delegation sought the intervention of the
Centre to introduce a "suitable amendment" to Article 371 on
the lines of Article 371D which governs the state of Andra
Pradesh to provide for regional reservation to the state of
The delegation also requested the Prime Minister to look
into the problems being faced by farmers involved in
sericulture and arecanut farming.
Law Minister M Veerapopa Moily and Labour Minister
Mallikarjun Kharge, who belong to Karnataka, were also present
in the meeting.
"The Prime Minister has promised to look into the issues
raised by us...he has said he would take up the issues with
concerned ministries," Yeddyurappa told PTI after the meeting.