Kumaraswamy appeals to Kerala govt not to change name of villages
His JDS has won two assembly seats in recently held elections !
Bengaluru, Jun 27 (UNI) Former Chief Minister and JD-S leader H D Kumaraswamy on Sunday appealed to the Kerala government not to change the name of Manjeshwara and other villages.
In a tweeter he said that the Kerala government should preserve their original Kannada name.
He said it has come to his notice that the Kerala government has begun the process of changing the Kannada names of Manjeswara in Kasargodu district and some of the villages there.
Before beginning the process of changing the name, I would like bring to the notice of the government that Kasaragodu is also an area of Karnataka. Kasargodu is a symbol of linguistic harmony. Though there are an equal number of Kannada & Malayalam speakers in Kasargodu, they are living on a mutually supportive and inspirational basis.
Also, they have never been confused about language. We need to maintain this in the future. In today’s age of politics with feelings, it is imperative to maintain language cohesion.
Thus, I feel that it is the duty of both the states to preserve the legacy of Kannadigas. “I request the Government of Kerala to preserve the original name of the village as well,” he added.
It may be mentioned here that JD-S has won two assembly seats in Kerala polls held in May.