Karnataka BJP President B S Yeddyurappa today alleged that the JDS was responsible for stoking the demand for separate North Karnataka state to strengthen its base in southern parts of the state.
"The JDS knows it cannot win elections and taste power, if the state is united, as it has a presence only in some pockets of South Karnataka," he said.
The former Chief Minister said he would be visiting Belagavi tomorrow to request some outfits to give up the separate statehood demand for North Karnataka.
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has reportedly blamed BJP for fuelling the issue after realizing its futility to get them political dividends.
Former chief minister Siddaramaiah had yesterday said the demand for separate statehood for the region was being made by people who have not understood the meaning of a unified Karnataka.
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