Siddaramaiah Unveils Separate Flag Of The State Of Karnataka, Asks Centre To Clear

| March 8 , 2018 , 19:38 IST

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday unveiled the separate flag of the state of Karnataka. A red, white and yellow flag was revealed at a meeting of the state government featuring "Ganda Bherunda" two-headed mythical bird in the middle.

"Today we took a historic decision to adopt a Karnataka state flag. I thank Kannada organizations, leading Kannada writers & intellectuals for gracefully agreeing with the design. We will now write to GoI to make the State Flag official. A long cherished dream is coming true." said Siddaramaiah.

Exhibiting the State flag, Siddaramaiah said that the proposal will be sent to the Union home ministry for approval of the new flag. “We will press upon the Centre to clear this soon.”

Earlier, Karnataka had an unofficial yellow and red flag, after public demand for an official flag, Siddaramaiah had formed a committee to come out with a new design.

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BJP's spokesperson S Prakash reportedly said, “Siddaramaiah has unveiled the flag because his government is on the backfoot over the stabbing of the Lokayukta on Wednesday,”

Karnataka will be the second state in the country to have a separate State flag, after Jammu and Kashmir if the centre approves it.