Bengaluru Civic Body asked shops to ensure their signboards have at least 60% Kannada

Bengaluru civic body, in its latest directive, has asked shops to ensure their signboards have at least 60% kannada, fuelling the hindi vs kannada row in Karnataka. According to report, Tushar Giri Nath, the chief commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) said commercial stores in the civic body’s jurisdiction will data-face legal action if they fail to follow the signboard order.

The official, while addressing a meeting with karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV), an organisation known for pushing the kannada language issue, said, “There are 1400 km of arterial and sub-arterial roads in the city, and all the commercial shops on these roads will be surveyed zone wise. After the survey, a notice will be given to the shops that do not use 60 per cent kannada language. After issuing the notice, they will be given time till february 28 to implement kannada language nameplates and submit compliance to the respective zone commissioners.”

In october 2024, karnataka Chief minister Siddaramaiah brought the language row back into the limelight saying everyone living in the state should learn to speak Kannada. “We are all Kannadigas. people speaking different languages have settled in this kannada land since the unification of Karnataka. Everyone

Find Out More:

Related Articles: