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Plea registered in Karnataka High Court on Vijayanagara district

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Sreya Kanugula

The bifurcation of Ballari by the State administration to etch the district of Vijayanagara out was challenged in the High Court through a filed public interest litigation (PIL).

Mr. Eriswamy, one of Ballar’s residents, was the one who had filed said plea. It still hasn’t been heard before the Court.

The State government’s disclosure on etching Vijayanagara out as Karnataka’s 31st district was what was referred to in the registered PIL. The notification related to the latter was given on the 8th of February by the state in their official gazette.

The redrawn district borders were shown in the notification along with the information that the new district’s headquarters will be at Hosapete.

Vijayanagara’s creation was shown by adding the taluks of Hosapete with Kudligi, Kottur,  Hagaribommanahalli, Kottur, Hoovina Hadagali and Harapanahalli. These parts were included in the district of Ballari until now.

After the aforementioned segregation, only the taluks of Ballari, Kurugodu, Siruguppa, Kampli and Sandur will continue to remain a part of Ballar’s district.

The creation of Vijayanagara happened on the persistency of Hosapete’s representative at the legislative assembly and minister, Mr Anand Singh.

Mr. B Sriramulu, the social welfare minister, other MLAs such as Mr. Somashekhara Reddy, Mr. Nagendra, Mr. J N Ganesh and several others were in opposition to this proposal of dividing Ballari.

When Mr. Anand had previously left his post with the intention of getting elected through the BJP party, he had specified his plans on how he thought that this new district ought to be created.

The district’s initial notification was issued on the 14th of December last year and had been invited for suggestions or objections to the draft proposal.

The government’s official gazette notification was given after taking all of the objections as well as the suggestion into account. And then they had conclusively announced the creation of this new Vijayanagara district.