Bengaluru: This Independence Day, seasoned Kannada establishments are upping their campaign to demand jobs for locals in Karnataka yet again. About three hundred activists are taking a ‘satyagraha’ speedy for 24 hours from 10 am on August 14 until 10 am on August 15. The protesters will maintain a demonstration at the Gandhi statue in the city’s coronary heart off Race Course Road.
Another 2,500 activists are predicted to lend aid to the reason for the duration of this 24-hour duration. A bevy of film stars, including Upendra, Chetan, Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar, Rajya Sabha MP L Hanumanthaiah, and different activists like Chukki Nanjundaswamy and chairman of the Kannada Development Authority SG Siddaramaiah has also advocated the campaign. “A marketing campaign for a terrific coverage for Karnataka jobs for Kannadigas has been occurring for the final four to six months. There changed into a social media campaign months returned too. But in the long run, online campaigns don’t make paintings except an on-ground campaign sponsors them and simplest then government considers this demand,” stated Arun Javagal, a language activist.
The activists are mounting this campaign to call for coverage just like the only these days passed by using Andhra Pradesh, which has reserved seventy-five in step with cent of jobs in commercial devices and factories installation underneath public-non-public partnership mode for locals. The regulation, which kicked in the final month, mandates that if corporations cannot find professional workers among locals for the job, they have to educate them with authorities’ guide. Two months ago, a similar marketing campaign using Kannada activists had forced the vital authorities to make modifications in bank recruitment exam patterns, permitting applicants to write within the nearby language to get bank jobs, in preference to only English and Hindi.
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tweeted in reaction to the jobs campaign. “We understand that Kannadigas have to get more employment opportunities in Karnataka, and our authorities’ coverage is geared in this course. We respect the emotions of the humans of this land, and we guarantee that we will work in such a way that people’s aspirations are not thwarted,” he stated. Activists demand to make sure locals prefer jobs across all sectors – government (state and imperative) and personal – and throughout all ranks or grades. “In Karnataka additionally (like Andhra), coverage is at the very last stage from the ultimate two years. Even Cabinet has authorized it few months returned; we’re given to agree with. But it hasn’t materialized, although it continually seems like it’s approximately to show up quickly,” says Javagal.