Karnataka state to have its own flag?

Can Karnataka Have Own Flag? Government Sets Up Committee To Explore

"This being the constitutional position, there is no prohibition in the Constitution for the State to have its own flag".

Significance of Kannada flag: The Kannada flag is a bi-coloured flag. "We have a Nadageethe (State song), what is wrong in having an official State flag?" In 2012, the then BJP government ordered it to be flown on government buildings.

The Congress in Delhi is uncomfortable by its Karnataka chapter's demand, though it comes in the wake of public protests against the Centre's forcible imposition of Hindi in the non-Hindi-speaking states in the south. Sources say the Congress in the national capital is anxious that the move by Siddaramaiah's government may be seen as appeasement of public sentiment and a means of consolidating its vote-bank in view of next year's polls. She had said in the report to Rao that there was "a talk" that Rs two crore had exchanged hands and that there were allegations against him (Rao) as well.

Jayachandra said the committee would weigh the pros and cons of having such a flag, but stressed the state wanted to be in the "mainstream" and did not want any "controversy". "Let them make a statement saying they don't need a flag". Whatever the legal position, however, a State flag would undermine the spirit of national unity and must be eschewed.

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Currently, only Jammu and Kashmir can have a flag as per the special status it enjoys under Article 370 of the Constitution.

"The committee was set up in July but has not met yet".

A strong debate is taking place across the nation soon after the Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah set up a panel to have a separate "flag" for the state of 'Karnataka'. The opposition to having a state flag was based on the notion that it would "diminish the importance of the national flag". The flag gained popularity after famous Kannada actor RajKumar waved the flag in a very popular Kannada song. A state can have its own flag.

Former advocate-general of Karnataka, Ravivarma Kumar, told The Hinduthat in SR Bommai vs Union of India case, the Supreme Court had declared that federalism is a basic feature of the Constitution and States are supreme in their sphere. But the notification was withdrawn later that year after a legal battle. "Legally, there is no provision for providing a separate flag for any state".

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