Karnataka State Flag Design Ready, Awaits Clearance From MHA

Karnataka Ready With Its Flag To Ask Centre to Clear'Tricolour
The flag has been linked to Kannada pride by the state's ruling Congress
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10 March, 2018

The proposed yellow-white-and-red flag with the state's symbol "Gandaberunda" at the centre was formally unveiled by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, whose cabinet is likely to clear the proposal to have a separate flag for Karnataka + later in the day on Thursday.

In the tweet, Siddaramaiah thanked Kannada organizations, leading Kannada writers and intellectuals for gracefully agreeing with the flag design.

The new flag is a tricolour - yellow, white and red.

It may be recalled that the State BJP hadn't supported the flag initiative in the past; political observers point out that the Congress Govt.in Karnataka wants to achieve political mileage by introducing an exclusive flag for the State ahead of Assembly polls.

Karnataka has been using an unofficial yellow-and-red flag since the 1960s.

"Siddaramaiah has unveiled the flag because his government is on the backfoot over the stabbing of the Lokayukta on Wednesday", the saffron party's spokesperson S Prakash said.

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Last year, the state government had constituted a nine-member committee to design the state flag.

He defended Karnataka's flag on the ground that the Constitution does not bar state flags and all states can have their own flags.

The Karnataka government on Thursday chose to have a separate state flag.

The emblem which forms part of the flag is used in all State correspondence. The saffron party had strongly opposed the state flag idea when it was in power in Karnataka, saying it would be against the unity and integrity of the country. Along with the fight against Hindi imposition, this new flag has put the BJP in a quandary.

In 2012, the BJP-led government had refused to meet the same demand. The notification was withdrawn after state high court raised questions on the legality of states having their own flags. "We will send a detailed proposal to the Centre and will exert pressure to gain the Centre's approval", he said. Jammu and Kashmir has its own flag due to its special status under the Constitution. "I am happy with this flag because it also has our state emblem", he said. The only thing is we have to hoist it below the national flag, which we will anyway do.

But after receiving flak from the citizens of the state then, this time they have chose to not say anything lest they offend either their party high command or the people of the state.


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