Bangalore: Mumbai-Karnataka region rechristened as Kittur Karnataka

Days after Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai declared that the locale would be renamed, the state Cabinet on Monday chose to make it official Days after Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai declared that the Mumbai-Karnataka locale, comprising of seven regions, would be renamed as Kittur Karnataka, the state Cabinet on Monday rechristened the district.

“The Cabinet has chosen to rechristen the Mumbai-Karnataka area, comprising of Uttara Kannada, Belagavi, Dharwad, Vijayapura, Bagalkote, Gadag and Haveri locale, as Kittur Karnataka,” said Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Maduswamy after the Cabinet meeting in Bengaluru.

“There is no reason for holding the old name when line debates frequently arise. We had as of late renamed the Hyderabad-Karnataka district as Kalyana Karnataka. We have now chosen to rename the Mumbai-Karnataka district as Kittur Karnataka,” Bommai had said on the 66th Karnataka Rajyotsava Day on November 1. Supportive of Kannada associations in the state had raised the interest to rename the area that had been under the recent Bombay administration before Independence.

“Boundary questions began after the unification of Karnataka. Albeit those debates have now been settled, squabbles break out every once in a while… What is the point in calling north Karnataka area as Mumbai-Karnataka any longer?” he had said, adding, “We are focused on setting up an activity plan for the advancement of the Kittur Karnataka locale.”

The name Kittur comes after a verifiable taluk in Belagavi area in north Karnataka that was managed by Rani Chennamma (1778-1829). Kittur Rani Chennamma had battled against the British for opportunity around 40 years before Jhansi Rani Laxmibai.

In 2019, the past B S Yediyurappa-drove BJP government had renamed the Hyderabad-Karnataka area as Kalyana Karnataka.

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