New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): An all-party delegation from Karnataka led by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa met the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, here on Monday to demand special status for the Hyderabad-Karnataka area.
The all-party delegation demanded a constitutional amendment to ensure special provisions with regard to Hyderabad-Karnataka region consisting of Gulbarga, Bidar, Raichur, Koppal and Bellary.
The delegation, which submitted a memorandum to Dr. Singh, sought the intervention of the Centre to introduce a 'suitable amendment' to Article 371 on the lines of Article 371D which governs the state of Andra Pradesh to provide for regional reservation to the state of Karnataka.
They also made a request to Dr. Singh to look into the problems being faced by the farmers involved in sericulture and arecanut farming.
Union Law and Justice Minister M. Veerappa Moily and Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge, the two senior leaders from Karnataka, were also present in today's meeting.
"The Prime Minister has promised to look into the issues raised by us...he has said he would take up the issues with concerned ministries," Yeddyurappa told reporters after the meeting. (ANI)